<p><strong>NASA astronaut <a href="http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/wiseman.html">Reid Wiseman</a> (pictured) went for a walk on October 7—a space walk.</strong></p><p dir="ltr">Even astronauts need air-conditioning. Wiseman and fellow Expedition 41 crew member <a href="http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/Astronauts/Alexander_Gerst">Alexander Gerst</a> relocated a failed cooling pump to a storage area on the outside of the International Space Station.</p><p dir="ltr">The spacewalkers also installed backup power gear for robotics equipment on the orbiting lab. The 6-hour-and-13-minute effort was the first of three planned space walks for this expedition.</p><p dir="ltr"><em>—By Jane J. Lee, photo gallery by Mallory Benedict and Sherry L. Brukbacher</em></p>

No Ladder Needed

NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman (pictured) went for a walk on October 7—a space walk.

Even astronauts need air-conditioning. Wiseman and fellow Expedition 41 crew member Alexander Gerst relocated a failed cooling pump to a storage area on the outside of the International Space Station.

The spacewalkers also installed backup power gear for robotics equipment on the orbiting lab. The 6-hour-and-13-minute effort was the first of three planned space walks for this expedition.

—By Jane J. Lee, photo gallery by Mallory Benedict and Sherry L. Brukbacher

Photograph by NASA/ESA/Alexander Gerst

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