Cosmonaut Captures Stunning Views of Earth During Spacewalk on ISS

A cosmonaut’s helmet camera captured beautiful images of Earth from the International Space Station on Friday, May 12.

Cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev was on a spacewalk installing a handrail in one of the station’s robotic arms when the footage was captured, NASA livestream commentators said.

“Earth is aglow,” the International Space station said in a Twitter caption accompanying the video. Credit: NASA via Storyful

Video transcript

- We're currently one hour and 33 minutes into today's Russian Spacewalk 58. You're currently seeing live views from the helmet cam of Sergei Prokofiev.

You See him at the European robotic arm, installing a gap spanner. He's currently-- has the gap spanner attached. And he's now securing it with wire ties.

The European robotic arm, which launched July of 2021 attached to the neocam module will be used to move payloads and equipment outside the Russian segment of the station, joining the Canadian built Canadarm2 robotic arm, and the Japanese arm already supporting station maintenance operations and research.

- When year switch to the regular, so the protocol-- or, at least, make sure that's what you--