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Fraser
2005-Sep-11, 09:06 PM
SUMMARY: Michael Foale and Alexander Kaleri are scheduled to head outside the International Space Station during the night of February 26/27 to perform a nearly 6 hour spacewalk. As part of this spacewalk, they will install what looks like a mannequin to the outside of the station. This is the Matroshka experiment facility, and it's designed to measure the amount of radiation a human will receive in various parts of their body. Tomorrow's spacewalk will be the first time astronauts have ventured outside the station without someone inside to monitor their progress and assist if there's a problem.

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