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International Space Station Commander Sergei Volkov and Flight Engineer Oleg Kononenko wrapped up a 6-hour, 18-minute spacewalk at 9:06 p.m. EDT Thursday. They inspected their Soyuz TMA-12 spacecraft and retrieved a pyro bolt from it.
Russian astronauts Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko faced an unprecedented mission on Thursday: cutting into the insulation of their descent capsule to remove a bolt that contained the same amount of force as a large M-80 firecracker.
The Expedition 17 crew kicked off a busy week aboard the International Space Station with more spacewalk preparations.
A Soyuz capsule carrying South Korea's first astronaut landed in northern Kazakhstan today, 260 miles off its mark, Russian space officials said.
A Russian Soyuz capsule successfully docked with the international space station early today, delivering a replacement crew of two cosmonauts and the first South Korean space traveler.
At 5:16 pm (11:16 am GMT) on Tuesday, the first Korean was launched into space on a Russian Soyuz TMA-12 spaceship. The launch took place at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the worldâ€™s oldest space launch pad.
Commander Sergei Alexandrovich Volkov and cosmonaut Oleg Dmitrievich Kononenko of the 17th International Space Station crew launched in their Soyuz TMA-12 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 7:16 a.m. EDT Tuesday to begin a six-month stay in space.
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