Russian Cosmonauts Complete Scheduled Work outside ISS
Russian cosmonauts Maxim Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev have finished their spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to the Russian ISS segment ahead of schedule. The spacewalk was expected to end at 11:37 p.m. This was announced by a representative of the Russian Mission Control on Wednesday.
“In accordance with the ISS flight program, Commander Maxim Suraev and Flight Engineer Alexander Samokutyaev have finished their work in the open space,” a spokesman for the Russian Mission Control reported.
It should be noted that the cosmonauts finished all the planned work, which included removing outdated communications gear and taking pictures of the ISS, ahead of schedule.
It’s worth mentioning that the ISS serves as a space environment research laboratory, where crew members conduct experiments in astronomy, biology, meteorology, physics and other fields.