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Russian cosmonauts to go on first spacewalk this year

August 10, 2015, 8:12 UTC+3 MOSCOW
the walk will last over six hours
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MOSCOW, August 10. /TASS/. Russian spacemen Gennady Padalka and Mikhail Korniyenko will leave the International Space Station (ISS) for six and half hours on Monday to work in outer space, The Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has told TASS.

"The spacewalk will begin at 17:14 Moscow Time and will continue until 23:48 Moscow Time," a source in the space agency said.

Gennady Padalka has walked into space eight times, with his spacewalks lasting a total of 33 hours and 4 minutes , while Mikhail Korniyenko did one spacewalk, having spent 6 hours and 43 minutes in outer space.

During the two cosmonauts’ spacewalk on Monday, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, US astronauts Scott Kelly and Chell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui will be waiting for their return at the International Space Station.

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