Astronauts Share Incredible Selfies from Spacewalk

Photos from the first of three spacewalks at the International Space Station

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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst, Expedition 41 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

NASA posted some amazing photos to their Flickr stream from Expedition 41 crew's six hour and 13 minute spacewalk on Tuesday. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst (pictured above) and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman were repairing and installing equipment on the International Space Station in the first of three scheduled sessions of "extravehicular activity," with the next coming up on October 15. The photos were made with a Nikon D2Xs and 10.5mm fisheye lens. See more images and EXIF data here, and visit Alexander Gerst's Flickr stream for additional outtakes.

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman, Expedition 41 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as work continues on the International Space Station. Credit: NASA