Russian cosmonauts take a spacewalk outside the space station orbiting Brazil

Russian cosmonauts take a spacewalk outside the space station orbiting Brazil

Russian cosmonauts take a spacewalk outside the space station orbiting Brazil

Cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin work on the outside of the Rassvet module.

On Nov. 17, two Russian cosmonauts ventured outside the International Space Station (ISS) for a nearly seven-hour spacewalk. The walk took place for some hardware transfers and electronic connections on the International Space Station.

In the video shared by the space station on Instagram, the cosmonauts can be seen walking through space. However, it appears that they float with Earth in the background.

They shared the video on the social media platform and wrote: ‚ÄúCosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin conducted the first of four Russian maintenance spacewalks scheduled for year-end on November 17, 2022, while the station orbited 420 miles above the coast. from Brazil. The duo from Roscosmos have prepared a radiator on the Rassvet module for installation on the Nauka multifunctional laboratory module.”

According to NASA, it was the third spacewalk in Mr. Prokopyev’s career, and the first for Mr. Petelin. It was the station’s tenth spacewalk in 2022 and the 255th spacewalk for space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades.

The space agency also added that Mr. Prokopyev and Mr. Petelin have achieved their main goal, which is to prepare a radiator on the Rassvet module for installation on the Nauka Multifunction Laboratory Module.

Since the post was shared, it has garnered over 4.3 lakh views and 96,000 likes. Many users were stunned when they saw the view from space.

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One user wrote: “A representation of your life.”

“Spacewalks are just about the coolest thing ever,” said a second person.

“They’re so brave! It must be terrifying to be there,” said a third user.

A fourth user commented, “That must be a great thing to do, even when it comes to maintenance or installing modules, but I can imagine it’s a little scary too.”

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