Watch Over an Hour of a NASA Spacewalk from the Astronaut's Perspective

Friday, 10 April 2015 - 1:23PM
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Friday, 10 April 2015 - 1:23PM
Watch Over an Hour of a NASA Spacewalk from the Astronaut's Perspective
For all of us who dream of walking in space, NASA has just granted our wish, in a sense. NASA has just uploaded over an hour of footage from the GoPro camera attached to astronaut Terry Virts as he did his most recent spacewalk, so now we can watch a spacewalk as though we're seeing it through our own eyes:



The footage was taken back in February, when Virts was converting the docking station from its original configuration, using shuttles, to its new configuration that would render it compatible with commercial spacecraft. Although Virts is doing fairly dry mechanical work, the action camera catches many stunning views of space, particularly when the Earth passes idly by in the background. 

Not only is this great for space aficionados, as it allows us to pretend that we're in space without actually risking our lives, but it demonstrates NASA's canny efforts to build a community. If NASA continues to make themselves accessible and encourage public interest in space travel, they will be more likely to get funding and will be able to continue their vital scientific work.

Via The Verge.
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