Photos: Space Station Crew Takes 1st Spacewalk of 2012

Expedition 30 Cosmonauts Perform Spacewalk

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This image of Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, was taken during a spacewalk on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment in preparation for replacing it in 2012 with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work.

Russian Cosmonauts Take Spacewalk: Feb. 16, 2012

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Flight Engineers Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov work with a Strela crane during a Feb. 16, 2012 spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

Russian Cosmonauts Take Spacewalk: Feb. 16, 2012

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Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (right) rides the Strela crane outside the International Space Station during a 6-hour, 15-minute spacewalk with crewmate Oleg Kononenko on Feb. 16, 2012. The cosmonauts moved the Strela crane to a different spot on the station.

Expedition 30 Spacewalk Animation

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This still from a NASA animation shows how Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov will use one crane to move another outside the International Space Station during a Feb. 16, 2012 spacewalk.

Me & My Spacesuit

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, poses for a photo with a Russian Orlan spacesuit in the Pirs docking module after a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16, 2012. Kononenko is wearing a blue thermal undergarment that complements the Orlan spacesuit.

Cosmonaut Spacewalker: Feb. 16, 2012

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, is seen wearing a bulky Orlan spacesuit during in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Feb. 16, 2012. Kononenko and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame) spent more than 6 hours preparing the station's Pirs docking module to be replaced by a new module in 2013.

Russian Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov During a Spacewalk

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Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. Image released feb. 16, 2012.

Kononenko Spacewalk Outside the ISS

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station, August 16, 2012.

Kononenko Spacewalk Outside the ISS

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station, August 16, 2012.

Shkaplerov Spacewalk Outside ISS

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Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station, August 16, 2012..

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