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Forum:Space Shuttles - Space Station
Topic:ISS Expedition 36: Russian spacewalk (8/16/13)
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The seven-hour, 29-minute spacewalk set a new Russian duration record, surpassing the previous mark set by two cosmonauts working outside the Mir space station in July 1990 by 13 minutes. Two NASA astronauts hold the record for the longest spacewalk ever conducted, a marathon eight-hour 56-minute excursion in 2001.

Friday's spacewalk was the 172nd in support of station assembly and maintenance, the seventh in Yurchikhin's career and the second for Misurkin. Yurchikhin now ranks twelfth among the most experienced spacewalkers.

Yurchikhin and Misurkin are slated to venture outside again on Aug. 22 to replace a laser communications experiment with a platform upon which a small optical telescope will be mounted during a future spacewalk.

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