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The sun in a spacewalker's hand

NASA spacewalker Sunita Williams looks as if she's reaching out to touch the sun in this picture, which is one of the coolest views ever sent down from the International Space Station. Of course, the sun is actually about 93 million miles behind her. This
  • Andrew Caldwell

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    Above the Earth, NASA astronaut Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 flight engineer, appears to touch the bright sun during the mission's third session of extravehicular activity (EVA) on September 5, 2012. During the six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Aki Hoshide (visible in the reflections of Williams' helmet visor), flight engineer, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered by a possible misalignment and d

  • Susan Knauff

    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 for 6.5 hours, completed the installation of a Main Bus Switching Unit that was hampered last week by a possible misalignment and damaged bolt threads.

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