Russian astronauts throw old equipment overboard during a spacewalk aboard the International Space Station

Two Russian cosmonauts spent six hours outside the International Space Station Thursday (June 22) cleaning up the orbiting laboratory’s exterior by removing and tossing three devices no longer needed, including an spent science experiment.

Expedition 69 Commander Sergei Prokopyev and Flight Engineer Dmitry Petlin, both of Russia’s federal space company Roscosmos, exited the space station’s Poisk module at 10:24 a.m. EDT (1424 GMT) Thursday.

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