Astronaut is Unable to Contain His Wonder at Seeing the Sun Rise From 250 Miles Above Earth on Space Walk

NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan conducts a spacewalk at the Port- 6 (P6) truss structure work site to upgrade International Space Station power systems

This is the extraordinary moment an astronaut installing new batteries on the outside the International Space Station pauses his work to exclaim at the beauty of the sunrise from space during a live stream.

Christina Koch, 40, and Andrew Morgan, 43, removed three old solar power batteries and installed two new ones by hand, lugging the 180kg cells along the side of the ship in the first of five spacewalks on Sunday.

Whilst peering over the side of the space craft Dr Morgan can be heard exclaiming: ‘Oh my goodness, it’s gorgeous, being in a suit during a sunrise, it’s pretty awesome.’

Dr Koch replies: ‘Yeh, I know’ before continuing her work attaching a new battery while communicating with ground control.

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