I can wander outside my own body to see who razed the city. What outline stayed. If there are bones. Buildings. Gas cans. half full of escape. An oracle banished from the temple with no god or knife or speech has no weapon but herself. — Emily O’Neill, “XVI.” (from Stag)
British astronaut Tim Peake will become the first Briton to walk in space today when he ventures out of the International Space Station (ISS) to help repair a broken power unit. The spacewalk - referred to as an Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) - will be the first for Major Peake, 43, and the third for his Nasa colleague Colonel Tim Kopra, 52. It will last almost six-and-a-half hours, and was scheduled to begin at 12.55 GMT.