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ISS Expedition 38 Russian Cosmonauts Install Cameras on EVA

Outside the International Space Station, Expedition 38 Commander Oleg Kotov and Flight Engineer Sergey Ryazanskiy conducted a spacewalk Jan. 27 to reinstall a pair of cameras designed to downlink views of the Earth for internet-based subscribers as part of a commercial agreement between a Canadian firm and the Russian Federal Space Agency. An initial attempt to install and activate the cameras during a previous spacewalk Dec. 27 was unsuccessful, but the second time proved to be the charm as data was finally received at the Russian Mission Control Center following the reinstallation of the cameras. The spacewalk was the sixth in Kotov's career and the third for Ryazanskiy.