Astronaut Shares Amazing Selfie During Space Walk
Chris Cassidy found his best angle outside the Earth's atmosphere.
Earth-bound humans aren’t the only ones who like to snap selfies of their adventures. Just look at the astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) for proof.
On June 26, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken conducted the first of two spacewalks aboard the ISS. While outside the station, Cassidy took a few photos of his work, along with a close-up selfie in his astronaut gear. He posted the photos to Twitter explaining, "Astronauts cherish every opportunity to be part of a #spacewalk, and yesterday was no different. @AstroBehnken and I completed the first step in updating the external batteries which are connected to the outboard starboard solar arrays on @Space_Station.”
As Thrillist noted, in Cassidy’s photo space fans can also see SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft docked with the ISS. It is the tiny-looking vestibule on the top of the image that famously launched and docked at the station late last month.
Want to get another look at the station, the Dragon spacecraft, and the crew at work? There is one way, and you don’t even need to own a telescope to see it.
On July 1, the astronauts will once again perform a spacewalk. This time, EarthSky explained, it will be to complete an upgrade to the station’s power channel. Everyone here on Earth can watch the walk on NASA TV’s live coverage, which will kick off on Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. EDT.
According to EarthSky, those who want to just tune in for the good stuff can log on at 7:35 a.m. EDT when the actual spacewalk begins. Don’t worry if you can’t log on exactly then as the entire spacewalk is expected to last up to seven hours. And sure, that may seem like a long time, but it’s all in a day’s work for our hardworking space crews.