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5 things you need to know about Tim Peake's spacewalk

Right now, British astronaut Tim Peake is donning a space suit, preparing to step outside the relative (we've seen Gravity) safety of the International Space Station and go for a spacewalk. 

From the when to the why, here are five things you need to know about the historic moment - which you can watch live below.

(Images: NASA, ESA)

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