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.

Instead, as seen in this condensed video, they wrap up the last of the EVAs for mission STS-128 (completed Saturday). Total EVA time was an impressive 7 hours, 1 minute.


Early in the video, that first helmet cam glimpse of Earth, so many, many miles below, is completely and utterly breathtaking. Trivia: They were passing over South America at the time. [YouTube via Tom's Astronomy Blog]

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