What astronauts saw during Russian spacewalk yesterday

The Orlan spacesuit of Expedition 40's Alexander Skvortsov prior to a spacewalk conducted on June 19. Credit: NASA

The Orlan spacesuit of Expedition 40’s Alexander Skvortsov prior to a spacewalk conducted on June 19. Credit: NASA

Although a stubborn antenna installation put two cosmonauts behind schedule during a spacewalk yesterday (June 20), they wrapped up all tasks as planned in seven hours, 23 minutes — about an hour longer than was budgeted for the tasks.

While Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev (both Roscosmos) were working hard outside, their Expedition 40 crewmates inside kept an eye on the proceedings and tweeted some stunning pictures, which you can see below. The video at bottom shows the men getting ready to go on their spacewalk.

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