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Second Spacewalk for Expedition 18
03.13.09
ISS018-E-039022: Astronaut Mike Fincke
ISS018-E-039022 (10 March 2009) --- Astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to perform maintenance on the International Space Station. During the 4-hour, 49-minute spacewalk, Fincke and cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov (out of frame) reinstalled the Exposing Specimens of Organic and Biological Materials to Open Space (Expose-R) experiment on the universal science platform mounted to the exterior of the Zvezda Service Module. The spacewalkers also removed straps, or tape, from the area of the docking target on the Pirs airlock and docking compartment. The tape was removed to ensure it does not get in the way during the arrival of visiting Soyuz or Progress spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

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ISS018-E-039264:  Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov + View high-resolution image
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ISS018-E-039264 (10 March 2009) --- Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, photographs himself during a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as he and astronaut Michael Fincke (out of frame), commander, perform maintenance on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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ISS018-E-039156 (10 March 2009) --- Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to perform maintenance on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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ISS018-E-038951 (10 March 2009) --- Astronaut Michael Fincke, Expedition 18 commander, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to perform maintenance on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

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ISS018-E-039241 (10 March 2009) --- Cosmonaut Yury Lonchakov, Expedition 18 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to perform maintenance on the International Space Station. Photo credit: NASA

ISS018-E-039226: Expose-R experiment + View high-resolution image
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ISS018-E-039226 (10 March 2009) --- One of two Expedition 18 spacewalkers on March 10 provided this close-up image of the Expose-R experiment, reinstalled a short while earlier on the outside of the Russian segment of the International Space Station. The European experiment is equipped with three trays which contain a variety of biological samples. Photo credit: NASA