Photos of astronauts inside the International Space Station, floating in zero-gravity and tending to their research experiments, have become commonplace in our generation of space travelers. We’re even becoming accustomed to seeing photographs of astronauts doing spacewalks. This, on the other hand, is a first.
The photographer is Sebastian Voltmer, a multi-award winning German photographer. His astrophotography has been shown at the Smithsonian, the Carl Zeiss Planetarium in Stuttgart, and elsewhere.
“I feel like I just made a once in a life time image,” Voltmer wrote of the image. “It’s probably the first ground based picture showing two spacewalkers on the ISS at the same time.”
Take a look here at the incredible results of his efforts:
The photograph was taken on March 23rd by Voltmer. A spacewalk of six hours is shown, during which American Raja Chari and German Matthias Maurer are seen installing a camera and doing maintenance and upgrades on the space station.
“During the spacewalk of the two astronauts [Raja Chari] and [Matthias Maurer] the International Space Station appeared shortly after sunset in the bright evening sky over Germany,” he wrote. “This image of the ISS was taken on March 23, 2022.”
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