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
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