September 2, 2012
Astronaut Steven Swanson waves for the camera as he and fellow spacewalker Patrick Forrester work during a spacewalk June 13, 2007. Swanson said he was apprehensive before his first spacewalk, but once he was out and on top of the station, the view and experiences were surreal.
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The 1979 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School is scheduled for a six-month stay at the International Space Station beginning in March 2014.
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