On November 18, 2020, Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov performed the extra vehicle activities (EVA – spacewalk). The spacewalkers used the “Poisk” docking compartment as an airlock for the first time to begin preparing the nearly identical Russian “Pirs” module for removal next year. A new laboratory module will be docked in its place later. The “Poisk” module was launched almost exactly 11 years ago, on November 10, 2009, and was attached to the “Zvezda” module’s upper port two days later. It has been used as a docking port for unpiloted “Progress” cargo space vehicles and “Soyuz” crew ferry spaceships many times but never as an airlock. The EVA lasted 6 hours and 47 minutes. It was the 41st EVA for both Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov.