I got lost down the wiki hole and ended up reading a page on Sergei Avdeyev when I noticed that he has 2 very short spacewalks listed:
- MIR EO-20 – 8 December 1995 – 0 hours, 37 minutes
- MIR EO-26 – 15 September 1998 – 0 hours, 30 minutes
As far as I understand preparing from and then cleaning up after a spacewalk takes a lot of time and effort, so having such short spacewalks seems like a bit of a waste.
Why where these spacewalks so short? Did something happen during the walks or where they designed to be this short?