Spacewalking Over Earth (NASA, Space Shuttle, 05/17/10)
Editor's Note: This was just too good not to share. This is REALLY working "outdoors." Special thanks to the folks at Johnson Space Center for this gorgeous image. Please visit their link below.
NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in the mission's first session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the seven-hour, 25-minute spacewalk, Reisman and NASA astronaut Steve Bowen (out of frame), mission specialist, loosened bolts holding six replacement batteries, installed a second antenna for high-speed Ku-band transmissions and adding a spare parts platform to Dextre, a two-armed extension for the station's robotic arm.
Image/caption credit: NASA
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