Spacewalk Photos: Astronauts Prep Space Station for Future Commercial Spacecraft

Spacewalk Prep


In this photo taken on March 17, Pesquet preps a camera for Kimbrough to replace on the Japanese robotic arm during their spacewalk together on March 24.

Kibo's New Camera


Kimbrough successfully replaced one of the two cameras outside the Japanese Kibo module. He will replace the second camera during his next spacewalk on March 30, 2017.

Welcome Back


Peggy Whitson and Oleg Novitskiy helped the spacewalkers back inside after they spent 6 hours and 34 minutes outside the space station.

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Hanneke Weitering
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Hanneke Weitering is a multimedia journalist in the Pacific Northwest reporting on the future of aviation at and Aviation International News and was previously the Editor for Spaceflight and Astronomy news here at As an editor with over 10 years of experience in science journalism she has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.