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Ex-Astronaut Weighs In On Spacewalking In 'Gravity'

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science

The movie "Gravity" recreates the spacewalk experience, according to one former NASA astronaut. Leroy Chiao, a former commander of the International...

Spacewalkers Run Into High-Tech Snag

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 12.27.2013 | Science

Two Russian cosmonauts installed new HD camera eyes on the International Space Station during a record-setting spacewalk Friday (Dec. 27), only to hav...

WATCH LIVE: Astronauts Go On High-Tech Spacewalk

AP | Posted 12.27.2013 | Science

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian astronauts have begun a spacewalk to install cameras and perform other work on the International Space Station. The Frida...

Astronauts Begin Series Of Urgent Spacewalks

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 12.21.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts removed an old space station pump Saturday, sailing through the first of a series of urgent repair spacewalks...

After Near-Fatal Mishap, Astronauts' Helmets Get Low-Tech Fix

collectSPACE.com | Robert Z. Pearlman | Posted 12.20.2013 | Science

HOUSTON — Astronauts preparing to spacewalk outside the International Space Station are outfitting their spacesuits with an unusual device: a make...

Urgent Action Needed To Fix Space Station Problem, NASA Says

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 12.18.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has ordered up a series of urgent spacewalks to fix a broken cooling line at the International Space Station, a mas...

Cosmonaut 'Cable Workers' Set New Space Record

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.18.2013 | Science

Two cosmonauts set a new record for the longest Russian spacewalk on Friday (Aug. 16), spending more than seven hours working outside the Internation...

WOW: 25 Iconic Spacewalk Snapshots

Posted 10.03.2013 | Science

From the 1965 photo of America's first spacewalker to the 1984 snapshot of an astronaut frighteningly far from the relative safety of his spacecraft (...

WATCH: Astronauts Take Emergency Spacewalk To Fix Leak

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 07.11.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Astronauts making a rare, hastily planned spacewalk replaced a pump outside the International Space Station on Saturday i...

What I Learned During My Spacewalks

Jerry L. Ross | Posted 04.25.2013 | TED Weekends
Jerry L. Ross

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideoThe Space Shuttle's three main engines and two solid rocket boosters spewed fire and smoke, and their deafening noise roared in my ears during seven launches into space.

Space Station Astronauts On Urgent Repair Job

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A pair of space station astronauts had to hammer loose a stuck connector during an urgent spacewalk to restore a crucial ...

Spacewalking 'Superhero' Wows Astronauts

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A spacewalking astronaut freed a snagged cable on the inspection boom for shuttle Atlantis on Wednesday, accomplishing th...