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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Mir Crew Tests Suits

MOSCOW -- The two cosmonauts on Mir tested their spacesuits inside the station Monday as they prepared for a hectic month that will include five space walks in 21 days.

Talgat Musabayev and Nikolai Budarin head out into open space Wednesday with plans to fix a solar panel rod that was damaged last June in a serious collision with a cargo ship.

In coming days, the crew will also try to install a new outboard engine to replace an old one that has reached the end of its service life.

Monday's training session was filmed and sent to ground controllers who will review it and recommend changes if necessary, Interfax reported.