Spacewalk: First for Luca Parmitano and for Italy too [Photos]

"One last glance at the Earth, before reentry." - Luca Parmitano  Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“One last glance at the Earth, before reentry.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

The first spacewalk for Expedition 35/36 happened yesterday but it was not  the only first. Yesterday also marketing Luca Parmitano‘s first spacewalk and the first spacewalk to be conducted by an Italian astronaut. Wow! Lots of firsts. Luca stated after his spacewalk on Twitter:

Luca Parmitano First Spacewalk

I think that just about sums up what must be one of the most incredible things you could do as a human. The pictures below tell the story. Enjoy!

Screenshots I took from the live broadcast of the spacewalk on NASA TV:

Chris Cassidy Just hanging out over the world! Amazing! ‪#‎Spacewalk‬ ‪#‎ISS‬

Chris Cassidy Just hanging out over the world! Amazing! ‪#‎Spacewalk‬ ‪#‎ISS
Photo: Astronaut Abby

Chris Cassidy hanging out over the world...New Zealand is below... ‪#‎Spacewalk‬

Chris Cassidy hanging out over the world…New Zealand is below… ‪#‎Spacewalk‬
Photo: Astronaut Abby

Luca Parmitano connected to ‪#‎Canadarm‬ which is operated from inside the ‪#‎ISS‬ by Karen Nyberg. Luca is removing a broken camera from the #ISS.

Luca Parmitano connected to ‪#‎Canadarm‬ which is operated from inside the ‪#‎ISS‬ by Karen Nyberg. Luca is removing a broken camera from the #ISS.
Photo: Astronaut Abby

Luca Parmitano connected to ‪#‎Canadarm‬ which is moving him into position to remove a broken camera. He's just hanging out in ‪#‎space‬!

Luca Parmitano connected to ‪#‎Canadarm‬ which is moving him into position to remove a broken camera. He’s just hanging out in ‪#‎space‬!
Photo: Astronaut Abby

Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy during ‪#‎Spacewalk‬. Luca's back is to the camera and Chris is facing camera. 3 hours into spacewalk.

Luca Parmitano and Chris Cassidy during ‪#‎Spacewalk‬. Luca’s back is to the camera and Chris is facing camera. 3 hours into spacewalk.
Photo: Astronaut Abby

"The view from Luca's helmet-cam as he takes the photo of Earth..." - ESA Photo Credit: ESA

“The view from Luca’s helmet-cam as he takes the photo of Earth…” – ESA Photo Credit: ESA

 

Photos Luca Parmitano shared after the spacewalk on his social media channels:

"While retrieving the MISSE8 experiment, I’m on the “highest” point of the ‪#‎ISS‬." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“While retrieving the MISSE8 experiment, I’m on the “highest” point of the ‪#‎ISS‬.” – Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Ready to install the Starboard RGB." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Ready to install the Starboard RGB.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Taking a moment to say hello to Chris." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Taking a moment to say hello to Chris.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Changing the socket on my PGT, after recovering the CPLA." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Changing the socket on my PGT, after recovering the CPLA.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"On the ‪#‎Canadarm‬, on the way to the port side." -Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“On the ‪#‎Canadarm‬, on the way to the port side.” -Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Flying over ‪#‎Columbus‬, I’m the farthest away from Earth…" - Luca Parmitano  Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Flying over ‪#‎Columbus‬, I’m the farthest away from Earth…” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Columbus is visible in the reflection." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Columbus is visible in the reflection.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"My wrist mirror refects my visor, which reflects the Earth." - Luca Parmitano  Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“My wrist mirror refects my visor, which reflects the Earth.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

"Photo op before reentry." - Luca Parmitano Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“Photo op before reentry.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

 

"This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now." - Luca Parmitano  Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

“This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now.” – Luca Parmitano
Photo Credit: ESA/NASA/Parmitano

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