NASA Spacewalk prepares ISS for crew, perfect for selfie

Space walk selfie. (Photo/NASA)

(MEDIA GENERAL) – From actual space to cyber space, NASA astronaut Terry Virts shared an incredible selfie on Twitter. Virts can be seen in the visor of his fellow astronaut, Barry Wilmore.

Both men are conducting a spacewalk Wednesday to lay cables along the forward end of the International Space Station to bring power and communication to new docking ports. U.S. commercial spacecraft will head toward the new ports in 2017. The new ports will allow more crew members on the ISS and allow more time for research.

Wednesday’s spacewalk is the second of three. The final walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 1.

On Twitter, Virts wrote, “My #spacewalk lead #astrobutch, with me upside down in his visor.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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