June 3rd, 1965 was a fine day for a spacewalk.
Space Shuttle astronaut Mike Massimino has penned a riveting article for Esquire magazine recounting his harrowing attempt to repair the Hubble Space Telescope back in 2009. His account is downright horrifying — the stuff of spacewalk nightmares.
People often ask: how realistic is the scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey where Bowman makes a space-walk without a helmet? How long could you survive in vacuum? Would you explode? Would you survive? How long would you remain conscious?
Ironically, Labor Day was created to encourage Americans to work more. Nowadays, most of us take the day/long weekend off, but not NASA astronauts Danny Olivas and Christer Fuglesang.