Spectacular view of Earth caught on astronaut’s space walk camera

Nov 16, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

Spectacular view of Earth caught on astronaut’s space walk camera

Nov 16, 2022

Alex Baker

Alex Baker is a portrait and lifestyle driven photographer based in Valencia, Spain. She works on a range of projects from commercial to fine art and has had work featured in publications such as The Daily Mail, Conde Nast Traveller and El Mundo, and has exhibited work across Europe

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Spectacular view of Earth caught on astronaut's space walk camera

American astronauts Frank Rubio and Josh Cassada successfully completed NASA’s first spacewalk since March. The spacewalk lasted a whopping 7 hours and 11 minutes and served to complete several objectives on the outside of the International Space Station.

NASA live streamed the entire space walk. It’s not just an incredible thing to watch, but the astronaut’s helmet cams managed to shoot some amazing footage of our own planet Earth in the process.

NASA had preiously stopped all spacewalks due to a moisture issue inside the space suits. That prblem had obviously been fixed prior to yesterday’s space walk.

The pair completed the majority of the main objectives, including the installation of a mounting bracket on the starboard side of the station’s truss assembly in preparation of the installation of a pair of ISS Rollout Solar Arrays as part of ongoing work to upgrade the facility’s power supply.

“We love an office with a view”, quipped NASA on Twitter. And it really is a spectacular view, a little like something created in a Hollywood studio from a sci-fi movie starring George Clooney. But ths is of course, entirely real.

Considering how long the renovation of my apartment is taking on firm ground on Earth, in oxygen, it’s pretty awe-inspiring watching these two guys fixing parts of the ISS in bulky space suits, in zero gravity in the middle of space. Maybe I should give them a call when they get back to Earth…

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Alex Baker

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