Posted April 15, 2015

Now you can be the guy who spacewalks

This incredible unedited video lets you experience what it's like to make a spacewalk. It's all there: the procedures before leaving the International Space Station, the work outside, and of course the views. Ah, the views. 

I find the job itself revealing in how 'down-to-earth' it is: nothing fancy, just routing cables and some lubricating. Plumbing, that's what you might end up doing as an astronaut.

Shot just a couple days ago with a GoPro camera attached to the space helmet of astronaut Terry Virts. To be viewed on as large a screen as you can find.

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About Herbert Blankesteijn

Herbert Blankesteijn is a technology journalist from the Netherlands who has written for many prominent Dutch newspapers. He presented and directed television and radio programmes and has 10 books to his name. Herbert is interested in nascent fields such as 3D printing, drones, robotics and the private space business.