Tag along on a NASA spacewalk in stunning GoPro footage from the International Space Station

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Apr 13, 2015, 5:35 PM EDT (Updated)

It seems like everybody has a GoPro these days, and they’ve captured everything from epic space jumps to what a dog sees while chasing a cat. But this might be the most awe-inspiring application of the heads-up camera tech yet.

We heard a while back that some upgrades were being made to the International Space Station to retrofit the docking tech so it can receive new ships like the ones on the way from SpaceX, and that work came with little incident. But what we didn't know is that NASA astronaut Terry Virts was wearing a GoPro camera for the full 1+ hour spacewalk — and now we finally have a peek at the footage.

While this is just a day in the life for Virts, this footage is a jaw-dropping peek into what it's like to float above our planet and look down at the Northern Hemisphere. It’s just, wow. Stunning (and kind of terrifying).

Check out the first-person spacewalk below and let us know what you think:

(Via Gizmodo)

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