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DIY home improvement in the space station looks hard and dangerous

I've never seen one of these ISS spacewalk fly-throughs. NASA TV always shows close-up views of their work, but this visualization of the yesterday's spacewalk narrated by NASA Spacewalk Officer Jaclyn Kagey puts everything in perspective. It is a very hard, tedious, and dangerous "home improvement" work.

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Just keep in mind that these guys are flying at more than 4,700 miles per hour, with nothing between their skins and space but a few layers of textile material. And this was only to "stow a failed pump module, replace a television camera and install a mobile transporter relay assembly."


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mfagerburg
Mfagerburg

17,000 miles an hour is closer to the speed they are traveling-