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Sunday, May 30, 1999 Published at 09:48 GMT 10:48 UK


Picture gallery: The walk in space



Two astronauts are levered into space on a robotic arm from the shuttle Discovery to fix cranes on the new International Space Station, 230 miles from Earth.

[ image: Astronauts Tammy Jernigan, left, and Daniel Barry, take a Russian crane from Discovery]
Astronauts Tammy Jernigan, left, and Daniel Barry, take a Russian crane from Discovery


[ image: The astronauts work to install one of the cranes on the space station]
The astronauts work to install one of the cranes on the space station


[ image: Barry, left, helps Jernigan get her feet into a restraint at the end of the shuttle's robotic arm]
Barry, left, helps Jernigan get her feet into a restraint at the end of the shuttle's robotic arm


[ image: Jernigan, left, and Barry, right, prepare to install the cranes]
Jernigan, left, and Barry, right, prepare to install the cranes


[ image: Contact: Discovery docks with the space station for the first time]
Contact: Discovery docks with the space station for the first time


[ image: The space station is pictured shortly before Discovery makes contact]
The space station is pictured shortly before Discovery makes contact





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