Successful Spacewalk Ends Nearly an Hour Early

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - A pair of Russian spacewalkers have
wrapped up their work high above Earth.

Space station residents Dmitry Kondratyev (kahn-DRAH-tee-ev) and
Oleg Skripochka (SKREE-pohch-kah) installed a camera and an
experimental radio system during their 5½-hour spacewalk. They
tossed the radio cover and cable reel overboard.

The men also retrieved a pair of old science experiments. They worked so quickly the spacewalk ended almost an hour early.

Their four crewmates monitored the event from inside. The commander of the International Space Station is NASA astronaut
Scott Kelly, brother-in-law of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
She's married to Kelly's identical twin brother, Mark, who's also
an astronaut.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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