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Watch every moment of yesterday's NASA spacewalk

Watch all the action on the International Space Station as recorded by NASA during the event.

Astronaut Steve Bowen during the spacewalk at the International Space Station
Astronaut Steve Bowen during the spacewalk at the International Space Station
Image: AP Photos/NASA via PA images

IT’S A MOMENT like no other – watching two NASA astronauts take their first spacewalk outside the International Space Station.

If you’ve looked skyward on recent evenings, you may have seen the blinking lights of the shuttle as it hovers 220 miles above the earth.

Last night, astronauts Steve Bowen and Al Drew took their first tentative steps outside the station on flight day five. The two installed equipment on numerous positions outside the ISS. At one point, they passed over the glistening Caribbean ocean.

NASA’s Discovery shuttle launched for its 133rd and final space flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on 24 February with six crew members and one humanoid robot on board.

The video  below is a spine-tingling glimpse into what life is like as an astronaut, including the multitude of tasks that must take place before the spacewalk can begin. Next time you’re doing some DIY, spare a thought for the conditions these men have to work in.

The action was all captured by NASA and can be viewed at their YouTube channel, NASA Television.

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