On July 21, 2020, NASA’s Chris Cassidy and Bob Bihken will conduct the 300th spacewalk, involving American astronauts. Ed White stepped into Ed White 55 years after Ed White, orbiting the Earth to become America’s first astronaut.
To celebrate the latest milestone in NASA’s history, has assembled 30 of the best shots taken during some of those 300 astronauts:
1. It all started here, with NASA’s Ed White emerging from the Gemini 4 spacecraft all those years.
2. Supported by New Zealand, NASA astronaut Robert L. Curbeam Jr. (Left) and astronaut Christer Fuglesang of the European Space Agency (ESA) participate in a spacewalk in 2006.
3. Here, NASA’s Drew Fessel is shown tethering to the ISS just outside the Quest airlock during a spacewalk he did with fellow astronaut Ricky Arnold (outside the frame) in 2018.
4. American astronaut Dale A. Gardner prepares to dock with a spinning WESTAR VI satellite during a mission in 1984. Gardner used a large device called the Apoji Kick Motor Capture Device to enter the nozzle of the spent West VI engine and stabilize the communications spacecraft. To hold it close enough to return to Earth in the space shuttle Discovery’s cargo bay.
5. NASA’s Christina Koch takes a “space-selfie” with Earth behind her and is also reflected in her parasol. She and NASA astronaut Jessica Mir (outside the frame) swung a failed battery charge-discharge unit with a spare during an all-female spacewalk for the first time in 2019 in a vacuum of space for 7 hours and 17 minutes entered.
6. Drew Fessel appears to be from the ISS in 2018 piloting a spacewalk with fellow astronaut Ricky Arnold (outside the frame).
7. Here we see NASA’s story Musgrave anchored at the end of a remote manipulator system arm as he prepares to be mounted on top of the Tower Hubble Space Telescope to install a protective cover on a magnetometer in 1993.
8. Astronaut Ron Garan uses a Tether to secure his position during the 2011 spacewalk outside the ISS and spacecraft Atlantis. The Persian Gulf can be seen below.
9. NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and ESA astronaut Luca Permitano exited Quest Airlock at the start of a spacewalk in 2013.
10. Terry Wirts is seen working to complete the cable routing task while the sun starts peeping over the Earth’s horizon in 2015. Virat and fellow astronaut Barry “Butch” Wilmore completed a 6-hour, 41-minute spacewalk over 300 feet to enable future US commercial crew vehicles to dock with the space station, part of the station’s reconstruction Cable as.
11. Canadarm2 Inspired for mobile foot restraint, astronaut Rick Linnehantakes works on the ISS during a spacewalk in 2008.
12. NASA astronaut Anne McClain works outside the Quest airlock where she exited soon after starting a 6-hour, 39-minute spacewalk at the 2019 spacewalk to upgrade the space station’s power storage capacity.
13. Reid Wiseman participated in the 2014 Spacewalk on ISS. During the 6-hour, 13-minute spacewalk, Wiseman and ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst (outside the frame) worked outside the space station’s Quest airlock that relocated a failed cooling pump to external stowage and external robotics Provides power to devices.
14. Arguably the most spectacular spacewalk image ever, this incredible photo shows NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II closer to his maximum distance from the 1984 Space Shuttle Challenger. The spacewalk saw McAndales become the first astronaut to maneuver about astronauts, during what was the first “field” trout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called a manned maneuver unit.
15. Chris Cassidy kicked out the Quest airlock to start a spacewalk at the ISS in 2013.
16. Visiting through a window on the aft flight deck of the Space Shuttle Endeavor, astronaut Rick Linnehan attends the ISS Spacewalk in 2008.
17. NASA astronauts Nick Hague (suit without stripes) and Anne McClain (suit with red stripes) to upgrade the space station’s power storage capacity to retrieve batteries and adapter plates from the outer palette during the spacewalk of 2019 Let’s work.
18. Michael L. Gernhardt is shown during the 1995 spacewalk that was held in and around the cargo bay of the Space Shuttle Endeavor. Gernhardt’s vizier represents the forward section of the Endeavor.
19. Here we see Andrew Morgan in 2019 repairing the space station’s cosmic particle detector, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
20. NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan took photographs during the 2020 spacewalk with a camera covered with the effects of microgravity to finalize thermal repairs on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer.
21. Robert L. Karbem, Jr. participated in the 6-hour, 36-minute spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) in 2006.
22. Partially inside, partly outside the Quest airlock on the ISS, astronaut Alvin Drew prepares to begin his shared space travel duties with astronaut Steve Bowen in 2011.
23. John B. of NASA Herrington (far left) participated in the 2002 spacewalk, with the space shuttle Endeavor on the scene.
24. Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. during the 2006 ISS Spacewalk. Were at work which lasted for 7 hours and 31 minutes.
25. While the end of the orbiter boom sensor system was anchored to a foot restraint, astronaut Scott Parazynski assesses its repair work as the solar array is fully deployed during the 2007 outing.
26. Andrew Fustel rebuilt the space station in 2011 after completing an 8-hour, 7-minute spacewalk.
27. Astronaut Franklin R. Chang-Diaz works with a critical stability during an ISS spacewalk in 2002.
28. With his legs restrained on the robot arm or Canadarm2 of the space station’s remote manipulator system, Mike Fossum can be seen holding the robotics refueling mission payload during the 2011 ISS Spacewalk.
29. Astronaut Sunita Williams appears to be touching the sun during a 6-hour, 28-minute spacewalk in 2012.
30. Chris Cassidy works during a 6-hour spacewalk on July 16, 2020 to install three lithium-ion batteries on the truss structure of the space station. The orbiting lab was flying off the coast of Russia in an orbital sunrise over the North Pacific Ocean. The time this photo was taken.