Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk, Honor Spacewalk Pioneer Written 30 May 2019

30 May 2019
CBS News reports that Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Alexey Ovchinin “stepped outside the International Space Station Wednesday, sent birthday greetings to former cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, the first man to walk in space, and then pressed ahead with a full slate of maintenance work.” The two “opened the hatch of the Pirs airlock compartment at 11:42 a.m. EDT to officially kick off a planned six-and-a-half-hour excursion, the year’s fourth spacewalk and the first by the Russians.” They also “radioed best wishes to the iconic spacewalker” and “wore placards on their spacesuit backpacks.” (Image: Expedition 59 Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin (foreground) and Commander Oleg Kononenko. Credit: NASA)
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