Russian cosmonauts begin 6 hour spacewalk - with helmet cams

Aug 19, 2014

Two cosmonauts from the International Space Station embark on a spacewalk to launch a nanosatellite among other tasks. Video: Reuters

Two cosmonauts headed out yesterday on a spacewalk to launch a nanosatellite as well as perform several other tasks at the International Space Station.

Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev began their walk at 10:02am EDT and planned to be out for 6.5 hours.

Both men wore helmet cameras, and footage released by NASA showed them at work, with Skvortsov wearing red stripes and Artemeyev blue stripes.

The nanosatellite is from Peru and will take photos of the Earth and send them to a ground station as part of the country's effort to gain greater experience with satellite technology. The cosmonauts will also install several "experiment packages" for research purposes and install other equipment on a research module.


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