This self-portrait was taken by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during his spacewalk with NASA’s Chris Cassidy on 9 July 2013.
The spacewalk, the first for Luca and the fifth for Chris, lasted 6 hours 7 minutes.
This was the first of two Expedition 36 excursions to prepare the International Space Station for a new Russian module and perform additional installations on the Station’s backbone.
The second spacewalk was held on 16 July. Luca, working with Chris again, lef the Station from the Quest airlock. The second spacewalk was cut short owing to water leaking in Luca’s spacesuit.