04/13/2015 03:34 am ET | Updated Apr 13, 2015

NASA Astronauts' GoPro Captures Out-Of-This-World Footage During ISS Spacewalk

Breathtaking GoPro footage reveals what it’s like to spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

In February, NASA astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts completed an EVA (extravehicular activity) outside the ISS to reconfigure the exterior of a satellite. The astronauts took along a GoPro camera, which allowed them to capture the out-of-this-world experience -- and some inspiring shots of the Earth below.

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NASA uploaded the footage last week, and it’s promptly gone viral.

The video is mesmerizing. Watch the full, hour-long clip here:


  • Rex/NASA/Terry Virts
    Terry Virts, referring to a picture of his colleague Commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore "Can you spot the space walker in this picture? He's very small compared to the enormous starboard truss of the ISS."
  • Terry Virts
    Out on the P3 truss. #AstroButch handing me his cable to install on the new antenna. #spacewalk
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    Laying 100' of cable in each of these bags, #AstroButch and I installed them from the lab to new antennas.
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    Mission Accomplished - 3 #spacewalks, 800' of cable, 4 antennas, 3 laser reflectors, 1 greased robotic arm.
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    And for the second half of our #spacewalk today- me greasing the robotic arm.
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  • NASA/Terry Virts
    Working at sunrise- laying more cables! #spacewalk
  • My very first “steps” outside, going down through the airlock hatch. #USEVA29 #spacewalk
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    #AstroButch in the vacuum of space today. #spacewalk
  • On my way inside at the end of a long and successful #spacewalk- thanks #AstroButch for a great pic!
  • My #spacewalk lead #AstroButch, with me upside down in his visor.
  • My first ever spacewalk today- AWESOME!!!
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    Our official “100 Days” patch. 2.5 months to go. Time is flying WAY TOO FAST!
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  • The smile before my first #spacewalk barely fit in the camera frame. #USEVA29
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    Extensive #Africa desert of #Libya and #Chad.
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    #EarthArt northeast #Libya.
  • The camera doesn't do it justice - floating in space, looking down on creation, seeing new color shades. #spacewalk
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    #EarthArt Simien National Park #Ethiopia
  • NASA/Terry Virts
    #EarthArt #RedSea