Cosmonauts End Spacewalk Series

Associated Press

Russian cosmonauts Tuesday completed a series of spacewalks to install an engine and move an antenna on the Mir space station, partly in preparation for docking with a U.S. space shuttle in 1994.

Anatoly Solovyev and Sergei Avdeyev, who have been in space for a month and a half, made their fourth spacewalk in just 12 days.

Russia's Itar-Tass news agency said the three-hour, 33-minute walk was successful and that both cosmonauts were feeling fine.

Among Tuesday's tasks was the repositioning of a radio antenna to ensure good communications during docking with spaceships that use a so-called "androgynous" docking system, including the U.S. space shuttle.

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