What the Picture is Showing

Touch the Sun!
Credit:NASA
With her crew member reflected in her visor and her hand reaching out as if to grasp the sun, astronaut Sunita Williams conducts a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The spacewalk, which took place on Sept. 5, is the third "EVA" (extravehicular activity) for the crew of Expedition 32. In a six-and-a-half hour session, Williams and astronaut Aki Hoshide of Japan completed the installation of a power unit (which required some MacGyver-like skill) and installed a camera on Canadarm2, the space station's robotic arm. It was Williams' sixth career spacewalk.