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Photos: Astronaut Luca Parmitano Becomes Italy's 1st Spacewalker

Parmitano Ready to Install Starboard Radiator Grapple Bar

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ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano readies installation of the Starboard Radiator Grapple Bar during his spacewalk, together with NASA's Chris Cassidy, July 9, 2013.

Astronaut on Space Station's Robotic Arm

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European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is moved via the International Space Station's robotic arm to a different part on the outside of the orbiting laboratory. Image released July 9, 2013.

Spacewalk Sunrise

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Luca Parmitano captures the sunrise in his helmet camera during his first spacewalk on July 9, 2013.

Luca Parmitano Moved During Spacewalk

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European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is attached to the end of the International Space Station's robotic arm for part of his first spacewalk. Image released July 9, 2013

Luca Parmitano on Space Station Robotic Arm

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European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano is moved from one point to the next during his first spacewalk via the International Space Station's robotic arm. Image released on July 9, 2013.

Chris Cassidy Replacing Communications Device

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NASA's Chris Cassidy replaces a space-to-ground wireless receiver that stopped functioning in December 2012. Image released on July 9, 2013.

Spacewalking Astronaut Outside Space Station

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An astronaut works to install grapple bars on the outside of the International Space Station during a spacewalk on July 9, 2013.

Luca Parmitano on Spacewalk

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European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano performs his first spacewalk outside of the International Space Station. Image released July 9, 2013.

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