Would you like to go on a spacewalk at the International Space Station? If you're not one of the fortunate few chosen to be an astronaut, then you'll have to settle for turning down the lights, donning your replica spacesuit and watching a new NASA video full of spacewalk action-camera footage.
European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured the video during his trip outside on March 24 and NASA posted a video of the highlights on Monday. The spacewalk, which included NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, focused on preparing some adapters meant to aid with the docking of commercial crew vehicles.
The video description includes this delightful passage full of space-tech-speak: "The two spacewalkers lubricated the latching end effector on the Special Purpose Dexterous Manipulator 'extension' for the Canadarm2 robotic arm, inspected a radiator valve suspected of a small ammonia leak and replaced cameras on the Japanese segment of the outpost."
The Pesquet spacewalk video has no dialogue, but it communicates a sense of the vastness of space while delivering fascinating views of the space station's mechanical wonders. You may never get to go on a spacewalk of your own, but at least you can imagine what it might feel like.