Image taken by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano from outside the International Space Station on the first spacewalk to service the cosmic ray detecting Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02).

Luca and his spacewalking partner NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan performed the first of several spacewalks in the complex series to maintain AMS-02 on Friday 15 November 2019. It was the first time a European astronaut has held the leading role in a spacewalk known as EV1.

The spacewalk went so well that the pair even managed to complete some tasks scheduled for the next spacewalk in the series.

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Credit: ESA–L. Parmitano, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO