Chris Hadfield makes history as first Canadian to spacewalk

Astronaut Chris A. Hadfield, mission specialist representing the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), stands on the portable foot restraint (PFR) connected to the Endeavour's remote manipulator system (RMS) robotic arm, backdropped against the blue and white Earth, during one of two days of extravehicular activity (EVA). Credit: NASA.

Chris Hadfield became the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk today. With NASA astronaut Scott Parazynski, now an honorary Canadian, they installed an Ultra High Frequency (UHF) antenna and moved the Canadarm2, which is still on its pallet, onto the International Space Station (ISS).

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