written by stephen clark, on april 28th, 2022

who: cosmonauts
what: activate european robotic arm
where: on the iss
when: april 28th, 2022
how: on 250th space station space walk
why: to allow the manipulator to move around outside the international space station for the first time

interesting fact: on thursday’s spacewalk, the cosmonauts removed thermal blankets from the arm and jettisoned them overboard. the bundle of thermal blankets is expected to soon burn up during re-entry into the atmosphere.

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