Cool SpaceX spacesuits ready for May manned launch window. Bob Zimmerman BehindtheBlack.com

Mar 24, 05:21 PM

Astronaut Edward M. (Mike) Fincke, Expedition 9 NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, wearing a Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in the third of four sessions of extravehicular activities (EVA) performed by the Expedition 9 crew during their six-month mission. Fincke and cosmonaut Gennady I. Padalka (out of frame), commander representing Russia's Federal Space Agency, spent 4 ½ hours outside the Station swapping out experiments and installing hardware associated with Europe’s Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV), scheduled to launch on its maiden voyage to ISS next year. A cloudy Earth provided the backdrop for the image. According to a label on his chest, he is wearing a Orlan-M suit.