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Cosmonaut Calls 1st Approach to Nauka Module During Spacewalk From ISS 'Historic Moment'

© Sputnik / Алексей Куденко / Go to the photo bankPreparation for launch of the Nauka ('Science') module to the ISS, July 2020.
Preparation for launch of the Nauka ('Science') module to the ISS, July 2020. - Sputnik International, 1920, 03.09.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - During his spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS), cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov first approached the new module Nauka, calling it a historic moment, according to the crew's talks with the Earth, broadcast by Roscosmos.
On Friday, Dubrov and his colleague Oleg Novitsky make a spacewalk to connect Nauka module to the US power supply.
"A historic moment — the first grab of the handrail of the MLM [multipurpose laboratory module Nauka]," Dubrov said.
"Yes, this is a historic matter," a specialist from the Moscow region-based mission control agreed.
The Nauka module flew to the ISS in July 2021 with a 14-year delay due to financial and technical problems.
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