Going on a Spacewalk
Peggy Whitson describes her experience as the second woman to ever complete a spacewalk.
- I did a spacewalk on my first expedition, and it was in a Russian spacesuit. And so, the Russians of course did a spacewalk with a female way before the United States ever did, but they'd never actually repeated or done it again. And so, I think it's kind of notable that I was the second female to do a spacewalk in their spacesuit. To me it was interesting to be that person. And then going out on a spacewalk is like walking out onto a street, and in bright sunlight. And that's much different from what you see, what you feel and sense. The colors look so much richer, so much clearer, so much brighter. They have more texture. And so it's just an incredible stepping up of sensation. So it's beautiful, beautiful.