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NASA astronauts plan spacewalk despite rising tensions between U.S. and Russia

By Christian Davenport

15 Mar 2022 · 4 min read

It's going to be a busy few weeks on the International Space Station.

Tuesday morning, a pair of NASA astronauts are scheduled to step outside the station for a spacewalk. Then next week, Russia is flying three more cosmonauts to the station. By the end of the month, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and two Russian colleagues are to fly back to earth on a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. And a few hours later, a group of private astronauts is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX rocket for a week-long visit to the station.

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