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Fraser
2013-Jun-25, 01:10 AM
On Monday, two Russian cosmonauts conducted a 6-hour, 34-minute spacewalk to prepare for a new Russian module that will be launched later this year. Expedition 36 Flight Engineers Fyodor Yurchikhin and Alexander Misurkin also work on the first module ever launched for the ISS the Zarya module which has been in space since 1998 [...]

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publiusr
2013-Jun-29, 05:37 PM
That will be Nauka (Science) based on the TKS Ferry/FGB tug, similar to Spektre/Piroda type modules on Mir.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_Cargo_Block

It will replace Pirs, which may be the first ISS segment to be decomissioned and destroyed.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirs_(ISS_module)