In the airlock

In the airlock


13/01/2017 10:44 pm




ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet in the airlock during his first spacewalk, on Friday 13 January 2017. Together with NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, he spent five hours and 58 minutes outside the Space Station to complete a battery upgrade to the outpost’s power system.

Thomas commented on this picture: "NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson has been on a record number of spacewalks, and has been IV (the person inside responsible for getting the crew out and back) many more times. She got us out the door one hour ahead of schedule, and took great pictures through the hatch! So lucky to have the best crewmembers."

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