Watch: Russian cosmonauts conduct spacewalk outside International Space Station

Posted at 9:41 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-17 14:47:02-04

Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy conducted spacewalk from the International Space Station on Thursday.

The mission will began at approximately 10:35 a.m. ET.

The team deployed five nanosatellites, installed new handrails and struts, and also scraped some residue samples from the outside of the ISS for analysis.

The two cosmonauts are among six total at the International Space Station right now. They were assisted by NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik, and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.