The gorgeous pictures on astronaut Reid Wiseman’s Twitter feed already makes us grounded humans feel like we’re in space. On Tuesday, however, the Baltimore native took another step into the abyss that’s giving him all sorts of feelings he won’t be able to send back via camera.
As the day was beginning in Baltimore after 8 a.m., Wiseman participated in a space walk outside the International Space Station. He and fellow astronaut Alexander Gerst were out to do some maintenance on the old space station, and repair some robotics equipment. It might sound like just another day at the shop, but Wiseman confessed to WJZ-TV that all sorts of emotions were happening inside that big, white suit.
“Absolutely excited, nervous, anxious, those are the thoughts that go through my head. But really you don’t know those events are going to happen until you go out the door, anything can change,” he told the station.
The walk was scheduled to last more than six hours. We’ll be watching Wiseman’s Twitter feed for updates on the walk because, well, we’re always watching it anyway.
UPDATE 5 p.m. And, Wiseman has posted. No words for this one:
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) October 7, 2014
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