Incredible! Watch Time-Lapse of EVA-1/Tranquility Node Berthing

by Nancy Atkinson on February 12, 2010

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This is so cool! Normally spacewalks, or EVAs take 6-7 hours. But here you can watch the first EVA of the STS-130 mission in just one minute and 45 seconds! And that even includes watching the astronauts put on their spacesuits. Ron Smith has created a time-lapse video of EVA-1, so you can watch all the action of the new Tranquility Node being berthed to the ISS. This is especially great since the EVA took place during the night-time hours here in the US, when most of us were supposed to be sleeping. Some of us tried to stay awake to watch the spacewalk, and now I can quickly see what I missed when I nodded off…

Hat tip to @avgjanecrafter on Twitter!

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

stan9fos February 12, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Interesting to see the solar panels turning while they were working. I haven’t caught that before while watching the real-time footage.

charliekhan February 13, 2010 at 3:35 PM

That was so cool! Thanks for the upload.

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