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Photos: Spacewalking Cosmonauts Upgrade Space Station (Aug. 2012)

Spacewalk Wind-Up: Expedition 32 EVAs

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Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka is seen just before tossing a spherical satellite into space from the International Space Station during an Aug. 20, 2012 spacewalk.

Spacewalking Cosmonaut's Big Pitch

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Expedition 32 commander Gennady Padalka, a Russian cosmonaut, throws the small Spherical Satellite into orbit during an Aug. 20, 2012, spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The small satellite will spend three months in orbit and be used for space tracking experiments.

Satellite Tossed from Space Station: Expedition 32

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The small Spherical Satellite appears as a bright spot (right) just after being thrown into space by Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka during an Aug. 20, 2012, spacewalk. The satellite will be used for space tracking experiments by Russian scientists.

Spherical Satellite and Earth: Expedition 32

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A camera on the International Space Station captures the small, steel Spherical Satellite as it drifts away after being thrown overboard from the station by a spacewalking cosmonaut on Aug. 20, 2012.

Cosmonaut on Space Crane

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Russian cosmonaut Gennady Padalka is seen at the end of the International Space Stations' Strela crane during a spacewalk on Aug. 20, 2012.

Spot the Cosmonaut in Aug. 20 Spacewalk

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Look close near the center of the 'X' created by the solar arrays here and you will spot Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko as he controls a hand-operated crane outside the International Space Station during an Aug. 20, 2012 spacewalk. Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka was riding the end of the Strela crane, and is hidden behind the large antenna dish at upper right.

Cosmonauts Ride Space Crane: Aug. 20, 2012

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Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka (left) and Yuri Malenchenko work to move a crane outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Aug. 20, 2012, in this still image from a video camera on the station.

Cosmonauts Spacewalk Outside ISS: Aug. 20, 2012

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Russian cosmonauts Yuri Malenchenko and Gennady Padalka work on a crane during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in this still image from a video camera on the station's exterior on Aug. 20, 2012.

Cosmonaut's View of Earth: Aug. 20, 2012 Spacewalk

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This still image shows the view of Earth and part of the International Space Station from the helmet video camera of station commander Gennady Padalka during an Aug. 20, 2012 spacewalk. Padalka was at the end of a station crane during this view.

Russian Spacewalk Preview: Aug. 20, 2012

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This still image from a NASA TV broadcast shows how Russian cosmonauts will move a crane outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Aug. 20, 2012.

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