NASA Astronaut Extravehicular Activity ISS
Commander Chris Cassidy added to the millions of pieces of junk orbiting the Earth on Friday, as he lost a small mirror as soon as he stepped out of the International Space Station for battery maintenance. It somehow became detached from the spacesuit, and fortunately, posed no risk to either the spacewalk or the station. Read more for two videos and additional information.



According to NASA, despite the millions of pieces of space debris that orbit Earth, only about 20,000 items, including old rocket parts and busted satellites, are large enough to be tracked in order to safeguard the space station as well as functional satellites. Why do spacewalking astronauts wear a wrist mirror on each sleeve? They use them to get better views while working, as each one measures 5 inches by 3 inches, while weighing barely one-tenth of a pound.

LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander 10266 Building Kit (1,087 Pieces)
  • Developed in cooperation with NASA to mark the 50th anniversary of man's historic walk on the moon, this highly detailed collectible LEGO replica of the iconic Apollo 11 Eagle Lunar Lander is a spectacular display model
  • It's packed with amazing details, including detachable ascent and descent stages, a lunar surface display base and 2 astronaut minifigures with NASA-detailed spacesuits
  • The LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander makes an impressive display for home or office
  • The advanced LEGO Creator Expert Apollo 11 Lunar Lander model is a challenging and rewarding LEGO building set that makes a great gift for space and NASA fans, and for kids ages 16+
  • The LEGO Creator Expert NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander measures over 7” (20 cm) high, 8” (22cm) wide and 7” (20cm) deep


Cassidy and Bob Behnken successfully completed the first of at least four spacewalks to replace the last bunch of old station batteries. After the six new lithium-ion batteries are installed, the International Space Station should be good for the rest of its operational life.