03 August 2006

Walk in space

by Phil Johnson

or most of the day, our friend and favorite rocketman Jeff Williams will be hanging around the outside of the International Space Station, doing maintenance work and whatnot. You can watch it live on NASA-TV. The images are mesmerizing. Jeff's wearing a helmet-cam, which shows us what he sees.

Pray for Jeff's safety when you think about him today.



Scenes from the astronauts' helmet-cams









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11 comments:

philness said...

Wow that looks dangerous. I bet its nice and cold there though.

philness said...

Upon second look I think he's got a Team Pyro sticker in his hand ready for installation.

Steve said...

Added to the prayer list. Thanks for keeping us posted.

And I'm sure he won't have to worry about any ants up there.

Gordon Cloud said...

That is really cool. My youngest son saw me watching him on NASA TV and waved up at him.

D.J. Cimino said...

This is very cool... but NASA should get him back inside the ISP so he can get back to what really matters... blogging at "Take Up and Read"! :)

Steve said...

Those new photos are incredible.

For a second there I wondered what it'd be like if Phil, Dan, and Frank had helmet cams. Officer Pecadillo might be able to offer the occasional high-speed chase.

centuri0n said...

You have no idea how boring my helmet cam would be. It would be stultifying.

Pecadillo said...

Hey, I'm off duty today, and I can honestly say that a pec cam would reveal little more than the drive thru menu at Arby's and three episodes of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

"Oh A Policeman's lot is not a happy one."

donsands said...

I can't imagine! What an experience that must be.
Lord bless him, and the rest of the crew. Amen.

The Borg said...

In the first photo, is that a midget onboard the ISP? If so, that makes a whole lot of sense since they take up less space and require less oxygen. Good on NASA for implementing such innovation.

SolaMeanie said...

Wow! Great photos. And yes, he is on the prayer list.

As an aside, I note with interest the very revealing spacesuits the astronauts are wearing. This has the very real potential of offending aliens who are spying on us from afar. I can well imagine what the residents of Planet Zorg are saying about the prurience of these Earth creatures.

Have we no shame?