This GoPro Footage of a Spacewalk Might Be the Coolest Thing You See This Week

This is exactly the kind of thing action cams were made to capture.

When we think of GoPro footage we tend to think about snowboarders flying through the air, scuba divers getting friendly with sea life, and drones hovering over volcanoes. While those things are always pretty cool, they just don't compare to the awesomeness of an astronaut capturing the amazing emptiness of space from their point of view, which is exactly what ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet did on a recent spacewalk on the International Space Station. Check it out below:

Pesquet was accompanied by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough to do some work on the ISS, including installing the second International Docking Adapter, as well as a new computer relay box. And even if the importance and general understanding of their tasks goes way over your head (like they did mine), the beautiful POV shots recorded by Pesquet will surely inspire awe in anyone who witnesses them.

Obviously, the vacuum of space made sure that this video returned to our home planet without any sound, but PetaPixel hunted down the audio from the spacewalk and found it on Soundcloud. Now you can enjoy both while you revel in the glory of space!

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What is the most awe-inspiring action cam video you've ever seen? What kinds of amazing things would you like to see an action cam capture? Let us know down in the comments!     

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I wonder if the lack of atmosphere and dust contributed the amazing clarity of this footage?

May 22, 2017 at 8:16PM, Edited May 22, 8:16PM

Adam Prest
Camera, Edit and Workflow Technician

Very Awesome!

May 23, 2017 at 7:53AM

You voted '+1'.

Interesting to see the sunlight reflections from the mountain whitecaps reflecting back up through the atmosphere in all different directions. I'm not sure if that can be seen from an earthbound perspective.

May 23, 2017 at 8:17AM


Wow… This is really amazing. The only space footage that has marveled me before was that of from the film ‘Gravity’. But considering that it was done using CGI, this one stands out as it is real footage.
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March 7, 2018 at 9:18PM, Edited March 7, 9:18PM

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