Two Russian Cosmonauts
will give the International Space Station's new robotic arm a bit of a workout on Thursday.
Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev exited the space station at 10:58 a.m. ET to begin their spacewalk, which is expected to last for about six and a half hours.
Live Coverage Of
the spacewalk is airing on NASA's TV channel and website.
Artemyev Will Be Identifiable In
the Russian Orlan spacesuit bearing red stripes, while Matveev is wearing a spacesuit with blue stripes.
This Is The Second Spacewalk
for Matveev and the fifth for veteran spacewalker Artemyev.
Artemyev And Matveev Are
conducting work on the robotic arm outside the Russian Nauka multipurpose module. Their work began during a spacewalk on April 18.