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Most astronauts would expect a GoPro camera to have an SD card already installed when going out for a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, of which this particular one was livestreamed on Twitch. However, that’s exactly what happened to astronaut Andrew Feustel, who tried starting up the camera, only to find out that a key component was missing. Continue reading for two more amazing spacewalk videos shot with action cameras, and more information.
Extravehicular activity (EVA) may be either tethered (the astronaut is connected to the spacecraft; oxygen and electrical power can be supplied through an umbilical cable; no propulsion is needed to return to the spacecraft), or untethered. Untethered spacewalks were only performed on three missions in 1984 using the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), and on a flight test in 1994 of the Simplified Aid For EVA Rescue (SAFER), a safety device worn on tethered U.S. EVAs.