NASA releases video starring spacewalking astronauts

NASA releases video starring spacewalking astronauts

U.S. space agency NASA has released a stunning ‘action cam’ video of a spacewalk on the International Space Station (ISS), showing what exactly takes place after an astronaut steps out of the orbiting lab.

The renowned space agency shared the footage, which was captured by Pesquet on 24th of March, by posting it on Google’s video-sharing service YouTube.

The footage essentially shows two astronauts conducting a spacewalk outside of the orbiting lab. It also presents a breath-taking view of our planet from an altitude of 250 miles.

The space agency said, “During the spacewalk, the ESA’s Thomas Pesquet and NASA’s Shane Kimbrough prepared the Pressurized Mating Adapter-3 for a second International Docking Adapter, which will allow commercial crew vehicles to dock.”

On 26th of April, NASA’s Peggy Watson and Jack Fischer live-streamed an ultra-high-definition broadcast from the ISS using 4K technology.

However, it wasn’t the first ultra-high-definition display from space. In Oct. 2015, U.S. astronaut Scott Kelly had released a video of a similar experiment that was captured on camera with the help of the ISS’ then newly-acquired 4K video camera.