GordonD Posted June 1, 2020 Share Posted June 1, 2020 1 JUNE 1995 Vladimir Dezhurov & Gennadi Strekalov [IVA] (Mir Expedition 18) Duration 23 min The cosmonauts performed another Intra-Vehicular Activity inside Mir's docking compartment, moving the Konus drogue from the forward port to the -Y, so that the newly-arrived Spektr Module could be relocated there. As planned, Spektr had linked up at the main port on the station's axis, but was then swung round by a mechanical arm to its permanent location on the side. Once it was hard docked, the module's probe and Mir's drogue could be removed: this manoeuvre took place on 3 June. Fifth EVA for Dezhurov; sixth and final one for Strekalov: his career total is 21 hr 38 min. 2006 Pavel Vinogradov & Jeffrey Williams (ISS Expedition 13) Duration 6 hr 31 min Williams wore a Russian space-suit for this EVA, in which the two installed a valve nozzle on the hydrogen vent used by both the Elektron oxygen generator and the Vozdukh CO₂ eliminator. Elektron split water into oxygen and hydrogen and vented the latter into space: the new valve would prevent a dangerous build-up of hydrogen. They then relocated an antenna cable to improve performance, and retrieved various space-exposure experiments. Finally, they replaced a faulty camera: this work required the EVA to be extended beyond the planned duration but ensured the task would not have to be put off to another time. Sixth EVA for Vinogradov; the second for Williams. 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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