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Amazing Photos from Saturday’s Emergency Spacewalk

Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn take a minute with visors open to have their picture taken by Chris Hadfield, inside the ISS. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn take a minute with visors open to have their picture taken by Chris Hadfield, inside the ISS. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

The spacewalk outside the International Space Station was captured on film by the tweeting, Facebooking, social media maven and space station commander Chris Hadfield. “Amazing day,” he said. “EVA went off without a hitch. Great crew, phenomenal ground support and a supportive audience. Who could ask for anything more?”

How ’bout a picturesque view? We’ve got that too! See a collection of great images from the EVA, which — for the moment — appears to have been a success in fixing the leaking ammonia coolant system.

Cassidy and Marshburn work outside the ISS in the 'approaching orbital sunset, the harshest of light, a blackness like endless velvet,' said Hadfield. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Cassidy and Marshburn work outside the ISS in the ‘approaching orbital sunset, the harshest of light, a blackness like endless velvet,’ said Hadfield. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn turn on their helmet lights 'doing their best to light the universe on the dark side of the Earth,' said Chris Hadfield. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield

Chris Cassidy and Tom Marshburn turn on their helmet lights ‘doing their best to light the universe on the dark side of the Earth,’ said Chris Hadfield. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield

'Climbing out of the airlock, quite the commute to work!' said Chris Hadfield via Twitter.

‘Climbing out of the airlock, quite the commute to work!’ said Chris Hadfield via Twitter.

Chris Cassidy, Navy SEAL and lead spacewalker Saturday. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Chris Cassidy, Navy SEAL and lead spacewalker Saturday. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Dr. Tom Marshburn, well-dressed for a day's work outdoors. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

Dr. Tom Marshburn, well-dressed for a day’s work outdoors. Credit: NASA/CSA/Chris Hadfield.

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  • David Krauss May 12, 2013, 4:12 AM

    We don’t need Sandra Bullock to make this exciting.

    • Steve Eagleson May 12, 2013, 6:53 AM

      True. To be fair, though, she doesn’t need the ISS either. :-)

  • Brenda Jean Louise May 12, 2013, 6:18 AM

    I’m proud of the world’s accomplishments on building, maintaining, and exploring with the ISS. Now all we have to do is convince the polluters of the world that Spaceship Earth needs to be treated much better. Especially when it comes to wars and destruction.

    • Tony Trenton May 12, 2013, 7:59 AM

      Don’t forget the space junk that has to be cleaned up ASAP

      • Brenda Jean Louise May 12, 2013, 3:56 PM

        You’re absolutely right. We need a space station catcher’s mitt.

        • Tony Trenton May 13, 2013, 12:17 PM

          Sounds like a good idea.

          A net of some sort fixed to a catcher satellite that can maneuver

  • doug smith oxford UK May 12, 2013, 6:31 AM

    incredible! I still find it hard to grasp, where all this is taking place. What courage they ALL had.

  • Capt. Creamer May 12, 2013, 4:16 AM

    Well done ISS crew!! Brenda Jean…VERY true!

  • Guest May 12, 2013, 9:36 AM

    OMG Just another Space Monkeys lover website…. This world is surely plagued by them….. But there;s still hope …… Chian and/or Russia pleae save us…..

  • Spect Tre May 12, 2013, 9:37 AM

    OMG Just another Space Monkeys lover website…. This world is surely plagued by them….. But there;s still hope …… China and/or Russia please save us…..

    • Spect Tre May 12, 2013, 5:58 PM

      What do you know? There’s monkeys here too pushing buttons to suck the Space Monkeys and worship their ideas….. Hilarious…..

  • Philip Havice May 12, 2013, 1:08 PM

    Excellent photos from Chris Hadfield !

  • Brent Bozo May 12, 2013, 3:28 PM

    Where’s the photo of the ” Spilt Coffee” aka discolored area’s on one the trusses they took on the way back to the air hatch? Did ISS hit a Prometheus Bug? hehehe

  • Spect Tre May 12, 2013, 6:00 PM

    You don not worry…. There’ll be plenty of space junk and more….. coming soon… will the Space Monkeys have enough bananas? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    • Lazlo Long May 12, 2013, 8:16 PM

      Your not supposed to post on this site unless your over 12 . Go haunt the Nickelodeon site kid. Its more your speed.

  • Spect Tre May 12, 2013, 8:17 PM

    You don not worry…. There’ll be plenty of space junk and more….. coming soon… will the Space Monkeys have enough bananas?

  • Spect Tre May 12, 2013, 8:18 PM

    You do not worry…. There’ll be plenty of space junk and more….. coming soon… will the Space Monkeys have enough bananas?

  • BOOBSMAGEE May 12, 2013, 11:19 PM

    WHERE ARE THE STARS!!! OMG THEYVE BEEN LYING TO US FOR DECADES!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  • Aqua4U May 13, 2013, 5:28 AM

    “…appears to have been a success…” Lets hope so!

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