ByMark Newton, writer at
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Mark Newton

GoPros can be used for a lot of things, whether it's filming yourself snowboarding or just wandering around aimlessly in Disneyland. However, whatever GoPro video you do create, I can guarantee it's not going to be as impressive as the one created by Terry Virts.

You see, Virts isn't your normal GoPro possessing member of the public. He is actually an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. Recently, he grabbed his GoPro and took it out into the expanse of space for two EVA (extravehicular activity) missions with fellow astronaut Barry Wilmore. What it gives us is one of the clearest and most intimate views of what it is like to be an astronaut aboard the ISS.

The unedited videos are over an hour long, but luckily some of the highlights have been condensed into the video below:

Virts filmed two separate spacewalks which were carried out on February 25 and March 1 of this year. The first shows himself and Wilmore servicing the ISS robotic arm and making preparations for the International Docking Adapters that are due to arrive in 2015. The second spacewalk involved the team routing 400 feet (120 meters) of cable and installing several antennas for the a new NASA communications system.

Source: IFLScience


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