Tim Peake is doing his space walk


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Becky

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It was cut short due to a water bubble in the other Tims helmet. :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35324576

Yeah, I can understand them not wanting to take any risks. Chris Hadfield famously had a problem with his eyes watering whilst on a space walk, which must have been pretty terrifying!

Can't imagine how awesome it must be to step out into the vast velvety blackness of space with the Earth in the background. Inspiring stuff.
 

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Amazing that space walking has been going on for 50 years. :eek:

Still looks pretty hairy though. :D
 
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Did anyone see Stargazing Live on Friday? They went into a bit more detail about the problems with the water in the suit - looks like it was a fault with the water-cooling system. Scary stuff! :eek:

Definitely worth checking it out on iPlayer if you didn't see it. They also had an interview with Tim Peake's dad, and he totally stole the show! :D
 
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Ah I forgot about that, will catch it tonight. Good remindings! :thumb:
 

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