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Two Russian astronauts completed a six-hour-plus spacewalk today, preparing the station for Russia’s science module.
This science module is many years late, delayed due to Russia’s financial problems after the fall of the Soviet Union. That the Russians are finally about to launch it is another indication, like their recent Proton rocket launch successes, that there space program might be experiencing a resurgence.