Spacewalking From The Shuttle

This moment of triumph was expected to be extended still further by a three-and-a-half-hour spacewalk - or 'Extravehicular Activity' (EVA) - by Lenoir and Allen on 14 November, during which they would become the first American astronauts to leave their spacecraft since 1974 and give the world its first glimpse of the new Shuttle-specification spacesuit. Today, it has become increasingly familiar as missions have serviced the Hubble Space Telescope and begun building the International Space Station. It is a pity, therefore, that what should have been its first outing into the vacuum of space was frustrated.

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