Spacewalking cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko prepped the outside of the International Space Station on Aug. 20 for the anticipated 2013 arrival of Russia’s Nauka Multi-purpose Laboratory Module (MLM) as they multitasked outside the orbital lab’s Russian segment. The scheduled 6.5-hr. excursion, which began at 11:37 a.m. EDT — an hour late because of a small airlock leak — will be followed by a U.S. excursion on Aug. 30, the first spacewalk orchestrated by NASA in more ...


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