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  • v  move in space outside a space craft

  • Here's our story on China's upcoming Shenzhou VII mission and plans for the country's first spacewalk.
  • They began with a one-person ship, then a two-seater, then a three-man version, and during that last mission they completed a successful spacewalk.
  • Chinese astronaut Zhai Zhigang walks outside the orbit module of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft for a spacewalk.
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  • NASA Television to Air June 24 Space Station Spacewalk
    NASA TV will provide live coverage when two members of the Expedition 36 crew venture outside the International Space Station on Monday, June 24. The pair will conduct a six-hour spacewalk in preparation for the addition of a new Russian module.
    June 19, 2013 - SpaceRef

  • Dominic Gorie in Antara
    We've done awesome,Gorie pointed out. "Every spacewalk was a win, every robotic op (operation) was a win. We've got a couple more to go with the undocking and the landing, but we've got a great winning team."
  • Pamela Melroy in Forbes
    There's a lot of choreography that goes into a spacewalk. We like to practice them and mentally rehearse them many, many times, and so it is difficult to put something together like this,Melroy said in a series of TV interviews.
  • Scott Kelly in Reuters
    It's not ideal,shuttle commander Scott Kelly told an in-flight press conference. "But we could potentially undock the day after the (Saturday) spacewalk and come home a day early."

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