European Robotic Arm moves for the first time during the 250th spacewalk on the space station

A new robotic arm for the International Space Station made its first successful moves when two Russian cosmonauts performed the 250th spacewalk to service and upgrade the outpost.

Expedition 67 flight engineers Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev on Thursday (April 28) continued work they started on a spacewalk a week ago to equip and configure the new European Robotic Arm (ERA) for use in the Russian segment. of the space station. Its 7-hour, 42-minute spacewalk culminated with the remote manipulator taking its first small steps around the exterior of the orbital complex.

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