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  • Materials on International Space Station Experiment - 8 (MISSE-8)› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016107 (12 July 2011) --- This medium close-up image, recorded during a July 12 spacewalk, shows the Materials on International Space Station Experiment - 8 (MISSE-8). The experiment package is a test bed for materials and computing elements attached to the outside of the orbiting complex. These materials and computing elements are being evaluated for the effects of atomic oxygen, ultraviolet, direct sunlight, radiation, and extremes of heat and cold. This experiment allows the development and testing of new materials and computing elements that can better withstand the rigors of space environments. Results will provide a better understanding of the durability of various materials and computing elements when they are exposed to the space environment, with applications in the design of future spacecraft.

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    ISS028-E-016175 (12 July 2011) --- Because of his shiny helmet visor, this "self portrait" of NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, photographed during a July 12 spacewalk, mirrors a panoramic scene of the docked International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis and the blue and white Earth below.

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    ISS028-E-016173 (12 July 2011) --- Because of his shiny helmet visor, this "self portrait" of NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, photographed during a July 12 spacewalk, mirrors a panoramic scene of the docked International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis and the blue and white Earth below.

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    ISS028-E-016153 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, is pictured over International Space Station's Destiny lab. With support from crewmates inside the station and shuttle , NASA astronauts Garan and Mike Fossum (out of frame) joined forces to complete some needed chores during a six and half hour spacewalk.

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    ISS028-E-016148 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, is pictured in the International Space Station's Quest airlock prior to a July 12 spacewalk he performed outside the docked station and space shuttle Atlantis with station crewmate Mike Fossum (out of frame). NASA astronauts Garan and Fossum a short time later joined forces to complete some needed chores during the six and half hour spacewalk.

  • Mike Fossum (right), Ron Garan, Chris Ferguson (foreground) and Rex Walheim› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016069 (12 July 2011) --- Wearing extravehicular mobility unit space suits, NASA astronauts Mike Fossum (right), and Ron Garan, both Expedition 28 flight engineers, are assisted by NASA astronauts Chris Ferguson (foreground) and Rex Walheim in the International Space Station's Quest airlock prior to the July 12 spacewalk during which Fossum and Garan egressed the orbiting complex to complete some needed chores.

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    ISS028-E-016067 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Mike Fossum, Expedition 28 flight engineer, checks out tools in the International Space Station's Quest airlock prior to the July 12 spacewalk he performed outside the docked station and space shuttle Atlantis with station crewmate Ron Garan (out of frame). A short time later, NASA astronauts Garan and Fossum, with a great deal of support from crewmates inside the shirt sleeve environment of the spacecraft, joined forces to complete some needed chores during the six and half hour spacewalk.

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    ISS028-E-016066 (12 July 2011) --- NASA astronaut Ron Garan, Expedition 28 flight engineer, checks out tools in the International Space Station's Quest airlock prior to the July 12 spacewalk he performed outside the docked station and space shuttle Atlantis with station crewmate Mike Fossum (out of frame). A short time later the two joined forces with supportive crewmates inside the spacecraft to complete some needed chores during the six and half hour spacewalk.

  • International Space Station and space shuttle Atlantis› View High-res
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    ISS028-E-016142 (12 July 2011) --- This picture, photographed by NASA astronaut Ron Garan during the spacewalk conducted on July 12, 2011, shows the International Space Station with space shuttle Atlantis docked at the edge of the frame on the far right and a Russian Soyuz docked to Pirs, below the sun. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays.

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    ISS028-E-016140 (12 July 2011) --- This picture, photographed by NASA astronaut Ron Garan during the spacewalk conducted on July 12, 2011, shows the sun and many components of the International Space Station. In this frame the space shuttle Atlantis cannot be seen but is docked just out of frame right and a Russian Soyuz docked to Pirs, below the sun. In the lower right foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays.