Sunita Williams spacewalk

Photo: NASA

Just another day at the office

NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, a flight engineer for Expedition 32, appears to touch the bright sun during a spacewalk mission with Japanese astronaut and flight engineer Aki Hoshide (visible in the reflection of Williams’ helmet visor) on the International Space Station.


The mission, which lasted 6.5 hours, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged bolt threads. The astronauts also installed a camera on the station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.


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Spacewalking astronauts troubleshoot space station glitches [Photo]
During the 6.5-hour spacewalk, astronauts Sunita Williams and Aki Hoshide try to fix a pair of stuck bolts for a replacement power box and also install a camera