That’s right; Both are named Sergei, the same spelling. This is Rizikov’s second time on the space station and Kud-Sverchkov’s first. And this is the first space trip to both universes.
Worried about distinguishing two universes? Rizikov, the current campaign’s 64 commanders, will wear a Russian Orlan space suit with a red stripe, while Kud-Sverchkov will wear a blue striped space suit with extravascular crew member 2.
Ryzykov will be named EV1 and Kud-Sverchkov will be named EV2 – something less confusing than what was known as “Sergei 1” and “Sergei 2” during a press conference on the space station in October.
Kate Rubins, a NASA astronaut who launched the spacecraft from Kazakhstan in October, will help complete the costumes and monitor their progress in spacewalk.
Live coverage of Spacewalk, which airs at 9:30 a.m. ET. Will appear on NASA’s website. The spacewalk is expected to last about six hours.
This is the 47th Russian spacewalk contributing to the assembly and maintenance of the station, the 232nd overall spacecraft and the eighth this year.
First, astronauts will inspect the hatch for leaks outside the Russian Poissic module module as it will be used as an airlock after the new module arrives.
The new Russian multipurpose laboratory module, called “Boat”, which is Russian for “science”, will replace the Russian Pierce Module. In the future, peers will be dismissed, undocked and disposed of.
The boat will launch from Kazakhstan next year. In the meantime, several spacewalks will be needed to transfer assets from Peerz and Zaria Madi in preparation for the boat’s arrival in April 2021.
“We welcome any and all mediums, 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’ve been in space since launch. As soon as the toy starts to swim, they know they are in space.
Yuri, a small universe woven by Kud-Sverchkov’s wife Olga, went with him during his early October. Each crew has 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 could increase the number of astronauts on the space station – meaning that more science, and even newer experiments, could take place in unique microgravity environments.
There was a reception for seven Crumbers on Tuesday.
This is a historic moment for the space station. It will be the first long-term pilot of the space station with seven members in 20 years. November 2 marks 20 years of continuous human presence on the space station.
Previously, the space station hosted about 13 people, but only for a few days when the crew came and went.