10 Most Dangerous Space Walks

The plot of the new movie Gravity is about the worst thing that could happen to an astronaut floating in space. Space travelers have been performing spacewalks, or EVAs (extra-vehicular activities) since Alexey Leonov emerged from the Voskhod 2 spacecraft for a few minutes in 1965, and not all of them have gone as planned.

The real-life close calls are just as tense as any movie, except that we often learned about them after they were over. Popular Mechanics has a slideshow telling the stories of ten EVAs in which something went wrong -and for a while, things were really tense among those who were in the know. -via the Presurfer

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