Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk to Prepare for Arrival of New Space Station Module

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov conduct a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on June 2, 2021. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The exit hatch of the Small Research Module “Poisk” is closed, cosmonauts of the Roscosmos detachment Oleg Novitsky and Peter Dubrov completed the 48th planned spacewalk (EVK-48). On their debut, they successfully completed all the equipment installation work on the outer surface of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. The hatch of the Poisk docking bay was closed at 16:12 Moscow time on June 2, 2021. The duration of the extravehicular activity was 7 hours 19 minutes.