European Robotic Arm moves for first time during 250th spacewalk at space station

A new robotic arm for the International Space Station successfully made its first moves as two Russian cosmonauts conducted the 250th spacewalk to service and upgrade the outpost.

Expedition 67 flight engineers Oleg Artemyev and Denis Matveev on Thursday (April 28) continued the work they began on a spacewalk one week ago to outfit and configure the new European Robotic Arm (ERA) for use on the Russian segment of the space station. Their 7-hour, 42-minute spacewalk culminated in the remote manipulator taking its first small steps around the exterior of the orbiting complex.

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