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Spacewalking astronauts

Spacewalking astronauts

This is image of photo of spacewalking astronauts, which was taken by an Astrophotographer from Earth. Arrows show position of two astronauts, Raja Chari and Matthias Maurer. On March 23, NASA astronaut Raja Chari and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Matthias Maurer conducted a spacewalk outside the International Space Station (ISS). The spacewalk lasted for 7 hours during which the astronauts performed maintenance work at the ISS. It's probably the first ground-based picture showing two spacewalkers on the ISS at the same time. Any time an astronaut gets out of a vehicle while in space, it is called a spacewalk. A spacewalk is also called an EVA. EVA stands for extravehicular activity. The first person to go on a spacewalk was Alexei Leonov. He was from Russia. The first spacewalk was on March 18, 1965. It was 10 minutes long. The world record for the most spacewalks is held by Russian astronaut Anatoly Solovyev. He has been on 16 spacewalks.

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