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'The Opposite of Claustrophobia': Astronaut Surveys Earth During First All-Women Spacewalk

As astronaut Jessica Meir’s head camera captured the blue globe of the Earth from the International Space Station during the first all-women space walk on October 18, fellow astronaut Anne McClain, back on the ground, described the experience.

“If there was a word for the opposite of claustrophobia, that’s kind of how you feel,” McClain said, speaking on NASA’s livestream of the event. “It’s the most infinite void you can possibly imagine.”

Meir was joined by Christina Koch for a spacewalk that lasted more than 7 hours. Their mission was to repair a failed power converter, among other tasks, NASA reported. Credit: NASA via Storyful