That’s right; Both have the first name of the same name, spelled exactly the same way. This is Ryzykov’s second time on the space station and Kud-Sverkov’s first. And it’s the first spacewalk for both cosmos.
Worried about separating two cosmos? Ryzykov, the current Expedition 64 commander, will wear a Russian Orlan spacesuit with red stripes, while Kud-Sverkov will wear a spacesuit with blue stripes as an extracurricular crew member 2.
Ryazikov will be assigned EV1 and Kud-Sverkov will be assigned EV2 – which is less confusing than what he called “Sergei 1” and “Sergei 2” during a press conference on the space station in October.
Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut who started with cosmonauts from Kazakhstan in October, will help people adapt and monitor their progress during the spacewalk.
Live coverage of the spacewalk, which begins at 9:30 a.m. ET, will be available on NASA’s website. The spacewalk is expected to last about six hours.
This is the 47th Russian spacewalk contributing to assembly and maintenance for the station, the 232nd overall spacewalk this year and the eighth.
First, CosmonTs will monitor the hatch for leaks outside of the Russian Poisk module as it will be used as an airlock after the new module arrives.
The new Russian multi-purpose laboratory module called “Navy”, which is Russian for “Science”, will replace the Russian Pierce module. Pears will be dismissed, undeked and disposed of in the future.
Naka will launch from Kazakhstan next year. Meanwhile, several spacewalks will be needed to transfer assets from the Piras and Zarya modules in preparation for the boat’s arrival in April 2021.
“We welcome any and all modules, especially if they have storage space,” Rubins said in October.
And then there were 7
Zero gravity indicators, usually cute toys, let the crew know when they arrive in space after the launch. As soon as the toy starts to swim, they know they are in space.
Yuri, a little cosmon ut, knitted by Olga, wife of Kud-Sverkokov, was with him in early October. Each crew gets to choose their own indicator, according to NASA.
Crew-1 took NASA astronauts Victor Glover Jr., Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker and Sochi Noguchi of Japan to the space station for their six-month stay.
NASA’s commercial crew program can expand the number of astronauts on the space station – meaning more science, and even new types of experiments can take place in unique microgravity environments.
There was a reception for seven creamers on Tuesday.
It is a historic moment for the space station. This will be the first long-term crew of the space station in 20 years, including seven members. November 2 marks 20 years of continuous human presence on the space station.
Previously, the space station hosted as many as 13 people, but the crew came and went only for a few days.