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In Photos: The Space Station Spacewalks of Expedition 56

Proud Moment

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From inside the ISS, astronaut Alexander Gerst of ESA watches as his crewmates Oleg Artemyev and Sergey Prokopyev install the Icarus experiment antenna.

Teamwork

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As Prokopyev lays the necessary cable for the Icarus animal-tracking experiment equipment, Artemyev, in the red striped suit, assists in the more than 7 hour spacewalk.

Get 'er Done

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In just under 8 hours, comsonauts Artemyev and Prokopyev, seen here, lay cable and install antennas for the Icarus animal-tracking experiment, collect completed experiments and release four nano satellites.

Step One, Step Two

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Roscosmos' Oleg Artemyev installs the Icarus animal-tracking experiment antenna to the cable laid earlier by Prokopyev.

The Ultimate!

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ESA's Alexander Gerst captures his cosmonaut crewmates installing the Icarus antenna outside the ISS.

Overcoming Odds

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Working for 8 hours, through the short light and dark transitions in orbit, cosmonauts Artemyev and Prokopyev completed all their assigned tasks in their Aug. 15, 2018 spacewalk.

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