Is this a coincidence that it has to be 420 km away from Earth? Did Mr. Hadfield have a say in this matter? LOL
” …Two space station astronauts are making a spacewalk to install a pair of cameras developed by a Canadian firm. The Russian astronauts are completing a job left undone last month.
Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy quickly got one of the Canadian-developed cameras installed outside the International Space Station, a task requiring multiple power connections. Everything checked out well, unlike the post-Christmas spacewalk where no data emanated from the cameras.
The two men worked so hard — determined to accomplish the job this time — that Russian Mission Control outside Moscow urged them to “get your breath.”
“We’ll force ourselves to rest,” one of the spacewalkers replied in Russian….“
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