LIVE: ISS Spacewalk Set For Monday At 9:30 a.m.

By  //  August 18, 2014

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THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION — Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS will venture outside the orbiting outpost Monday, Aug. 18, for a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk — the 181st in support of space station assembly and maintenance.

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS will venture outside the orbiting outpost Monday, Aug. 18, for a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk -- the 181st in support of space station assembly and maintenance. (NASA.gov image)

Two Russian cosmonauts aboard the ISS will venture outside the orbiting outpost Monday, Aug. 18, for a six-and-a-half-hour spacewalk — the 181st in support of space station assembly and maintenance. (NASA.gov image)

Expedition 40 Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev of the Russian Federal Space Agency will exit the Pirs docking compartment airlock about 10 a.m. to deploy a small Peruvian science satellite, and install and retrieve science experiments on the exterior of Russian station modules.

This will be the second spacewalk for both cosmonauts.

Skvortsov will be designated as extravehicular (EV) crew member 1 and will wear the Orlan suit bearing red stripes.

Alexander Skvortsov

Alexander Skvortsov

Artemyev will be designated as extravehicular EV-2 and will wear a suit with blue stripes.

Alexander Skvortsov was selected as a GCTC cosmonaut-candidate in 1997. From January 1998 to November 1999 he participated in basic spaceflight training.

Skvortsov received the qualification of a test-cosmonaut in November, 1999. In January 2000 he started ISS advanced training. Starting March 2008 he trained with the ISS 21/22 backup crew as a flight engineer and Soyuz TMA commander. Since October 2009 he has trained as an ISS 23/24 crewmember – Soyuz commander, ISS 23 flight engineer and ISS 24 commander.

He currently lives and works aboard the International Space Station having launched aboard Soyuz TMA-18 on April 2, 2010.

Oleg Artemyev

Oleg Artemyev

He graduated from the Stavropol Air Force Pilot and Navigator School as pilot-engineer in 1987, and in 1997 from the Military Red Banner ZhukovAir Defense Academy.

Artemyev was selected as part of the RKKE-15 Cosmonaut group on May 29, 2003. In the following years, he entered Soyuz and ISS specific training.

In 2006, together with American astronauts Michael Barrat and Sandra Magnus, Artemyev completed survival training as part of Soyuz training procedures.

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Again in June 2006, Artemyev, Yuri Lonchakov and Oleg Skripochka completed emergency water training in Sevastopol followed by another session of survival training with Sergei Revin and space tourist Charles Simony in January 2007.

In 2008, he was part of a testing campaign of the Orlan-MK space suit.

As part of the Soyuz Processing Team, Artemyev worked at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2010 and 2011. He was the descent module operator for the Soyuz TMA-01M mission. He also processed the Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft that launched in 2011.


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