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Forum:Space Shuttles - Space Station
Topic:ISS Expedition 38: Russian spacewalk (01/27/14)
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...Monday's spacewalk saw the cosmonauts reinstall the two cameras on a biaxial pointing platform previously added to the station's Zvezda service module. The 6 hour, 8 minute extravehicular activity (EVA, or spacewalk) also included Kotov and Ryazanskiy retrieving a cassette for a Russian materials exposure experiment and a NASA foot restraint mounting fixture from the Canadarm2 robotic arm that had a loose connector pin.

Russian flight controllers were able to confirm that one of the two cameras, the high definition unit, was transmitting a good signal before Kotov and Ryazanskiy returned into the space station at 2:08 p.m. CST (2008 GMT).

The status of the medium resolution camera however, was unknown. The two cosmonauts tried reseating the external cabling leading to the camera but needed to wait until they were back inside the station to gain access a panel in the Zvezda service module to determine if there was a steady stream of telemetry from the camera.

Regardless the outcome, ground controllers advised Kotov and Ryazanskiy that there would not be a third spacewalk to work on the cameras.

JBoeSilly question, I was watching portions of the space walk and both Kotov and Ryazanskiy were told to wipe down their gloves and then they jettisoned the towel. I can understand wiping down the visor, but is it customary to specifically to do the gloves or has it ever been done?

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