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Cosmonauts Gennady Padalka and Yuri Malenchenko have stepped outside the International Space Station for a six-and-a-half hour spacewalk. The Russians spent the weekend preparing for the stroll; the pair will spend most of their time outside fixing up their cosmic home. The astronauts climbed into their Orlan spacesuits on …

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  1. Annihilator Silver badge
    Paris Hilton

    Launched next year?

    They're more compliant than me - I'd have probably thought "4 months?? That's ages yet, I'll do it tomorrow..."

  2. Miek
    Facepalm

    "Strela-2 Hand Operated Crane" -- I thought that Strela-2 and Strela-3 are hand held rocket launcher thingies, with a Strela-1 being a vehicle based rocket launcher thingy.

  3. Simon Harris
    Coffee/keyboard

    "more of an FYI call. We are basically out the door."

    Every news item about ISS space-walks now makes me think of The Big Bang Theory 'Space Toilet' episode!

    Escape because... well, you'd want to, wouldn't you?

    1. Tank boy
      Thumb Up

      Re: "more of an FYI call. We are basically out the door."

      "Every news item about ISS space-walks now makes me think of The Big Bang Theory 'Space Toilet' episode!"

      I just watched that. Well... Shit happens.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    So we have Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Taikonauts and, erm, (thinks hard) 'Nauts.

    1. John Hughes

      Spationauts.

  5. Osgard Leach
    Pint

    A six and a half hour walk is no joke, the dog must have been knackered.

    1. Simon Harris

      if you're going to be in a space-suit for 6 1/2 hours, I hope that beer is for afterwards!

      1. Crisp
        Coat

        Afterwards?

        Those space suits have got toilet facilities built in :D

      2. Osgard Leach

        In the space walking game ther might not be an afterwards. I'd definitely get mine in early.

  6. John Smith 19 Gold badge
    Joke

    "replace a faulty Main Bus Switching Unit "

    "Yeah I can do that but I can't get to you before next Tuesday and it's £60 call out charge minimum, parts not included.

    What's that address again?"

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