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On Dec. 24, 2013, NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, Expedition 38 Flight Engineer, participates in the second of two U.S. spacewalks, spread over a four-day period, which were designed to allow the crew to change out a faulty water pump on the exterior of the Earth-orbiting International Space Station. He was joined on both spacewalks by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio, whose image shows up in Hopkins' helmet visor.

The best selfie ever is the one an astronaut takes from freaking space

“Selfie from last week's spacewalk. Watch NASA TV tomorrow for live footage of the spacewalk!

David Wolf has conducted seven space walks and will share those experiences at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

Orion Spacecraft - Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft - Aug 20 2014 - Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have finished installing the cone-shaped back shell of Orion’s crew module – the protective cover on the sides that make up Orion’s upside down cone shape. It’s made up of 970 black tiles that should look very familiar – the same tiles protected the belly of the space shuttles as they returned from space.

Orion Spacecraft - Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA’s Orion Spacecraft - Aug 20 2014 - Engineers and technicians at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center have finished installing the cone-shaped back shell of Orion’s crew module – the protective cover on the sides that make up Orion’s upside down cone shape. It’s made up of 970 black tiles that should look very familiar – the same tiles protected the belly of the space shuttles as they returned from space.

.@astro_reid during his #spacewalk today. #outofthisworld

Intl. Space Station on

Astronaut Reid Wiseman works outside the International Space Station- Oct 7 2014

Born Neil on 5 April , 1930, in Ohio , is the first astronaut American climb into space , and earned a degree in aerospace engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Sodhurn California , and holds a number of honorary doctorates from a number of universities , in addition to numerous medals and decorations .

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first men to step foot on the Moon on July They had launched aboard Apollo 11 with Mike Collins on July "that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

Oct 7, 2014 space "selfie" taken during an EVA at the Station by European astronaut Alexander Gerst.

European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 41 flight engineer, uses a digital still camera to expose a photo of his helmet visor during a session of extravehicular activity (EVA)

NASA Gemini Mission Photos - Album on Imgur

NASA Gemini Mission Photos

NASA Gemini Astronaut Ed White performing Nasa's first ever EVA. Interesting Note: the hand held maneuvering gun.

Ophthalmology. I love this!!

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in having new eyes.

Capt. Bruce McCandless II and Col.l Robert L Stewart were the first astronauts to perform an untethered spacewalk. Can you imagine floating in the open universe? (photo: NASA)

Feb. 7, 1984

February 1984 – Astronauts Bruce McCandless II and Robert L. Stewart make the first untethered spacewalk using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU) during mission of the Space Shuttle Challenger.

The danger of space debris which constitutes a serious problem that human beings& especially space travellers face is the main topic of The Atlantic article.For many years, the hazard of space debris hasn't been considered a serious problem.THe article ends with a message for our generation: A hundred years from now, when our descendants want to put satellites into orbits teeming with debris, they will wonder what we could have been thinking. The simple answer is we weren't thinking at all.

The Danger of Space Junk

The danger of space debris which constitutes a serious problem that human beings& especially space travellers face is the main topic of The Atlantic article.For many years, the hazard of space debris hasn't been considered a serious problem.THe article ends with a message for our generation: A hundred years from now, when our descendants want to put satellites into orbits teeming with debris, they will wonder what we could have been thinking. The simple answer is we weren't thinking at all.

NASA and its International Space Station partners have announced the crew members, including NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Shane Kimbrough and Peggy Whitson, for three upcoming missions to the space station.

Space Station Partners Announce Future Mission Crew Members

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide takes a "selfie" photo of his helmet visor during a spacewalk at the International Space Station.

NASA Re-Created "Gravity" With 31 Incredible Real-Life Images From Space

This unique photographic angle, featuring the International Space Station's Cupola and crew activity inside it, other hardware belonging to .

Kennedy Space Center

Hurricane Irma forces closure of Florida's Kennedy Space Center on Friday

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