ISS spacewalk successfully carried out for the 217th time by 2 cosmonauts

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  • Two Russian space agency Roscosmos’ cosmonauts have successfully carried out the 217th spacewalk for International Space Station’s support, maintenance and upgrade.
  • The spacewalk, fourth for 2019, was done by Expedition 59 Commander Oleg Kononenko and Flight Engineer Alexey Ovchinin and lasted six hours and one minute.
  • This was Commander Kononenko’s fifth spacewalk and the first-ever for Ovchinin.
  • The cosmonauts retrieved science experiments, install handrails on the Russian segment of the complex, and conduct maintenance on the orbiting laboratory.
  • Roscosmos State Space Corporation:
  • Formation: 25 February 1992
  • Headquarters: Moscow, Russia
  • Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
  • Parent organization: The Russian government
  • It is responsible for the wide range and types of space flights and cosmonautics programs for the Russian Federation.
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