Cosmonaut Vladimir N. Dezhurov, Expedition Three flight engineer, prepares the Russian Orlan space suit for an upcoming space walk from the Pirs Docking Compartment on the International Space Station (ISS).
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A Walk in Space - Preparing to Leave the ISS
News story originally written on November 10, 2001
Expedition Three's stay onboard the International Space Station (ISS) is coming to a close. Commander Frank Culbertson
, Pilot Vladimir Dezhurov and Flight Engineer Mikhail Tyurin have been onboard the space station since mid-August. Expedition Four, comprised of team members Daniel W. Bursch
, Yuri I. Onufrienko and Carl E. Walz
, will arrive to take their place onboard the space station in December 2001.
Before Expedition Three departs from the ISS, preparations are being made for Expedition Three's third and final space walk. The space walkers will be Culbertson and Dezhurov and the space walk is slated for November 12, 2001. The object of this space walk, as it was with the previous two space walks, is to make electrical connections between Pirs and the Zvezda Service Module and to install equipment outside of the station. Pirs is the newly-arrived Russian Docking Compartment.
November 2, 2001, marked one year of continuous human presence aboard the ISS. During this year, 14 spacecraft have visited the ISS and 18 space walks have been made. Also during this year, the station has increased in size with the addition of the Destiny Laboratory, the U.S. solar arrays, the Quest Airlock, Canadarm2 and the Pirs Docking Compartment.
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