Because many American families decide whether they will pick up for Thanksgiving during the coronavirus outbreak, the seven crew members who are currently on board the International Space Station (ISS) can not help but live in a crowded place. In the new video, five of the astronauts living in Arbital Lab will announce how they will spend their American vacation and what packaged food they will eat.
Cornbread, curry rice and smoked turkey are on offer for the holiday, astronauts said Video posted on Monday (November 23), Twitter account of NASA Johnson Space Center.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins appeared in the video for the first time. On October 14, Rubins ISS made a quick three-hour trip to Soyuz alongside Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov (none of which is shown in the video). In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving in orbit, Rubins recently participated in another American custom: to vote in the 2020 presidential election (albeit from space).
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The four astronauts who talk about Rubins in the video are NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Mike Hopkins, and the Japanese space research agency (JAXA) astronomer Soichi Noguchi.
They arrived at the space station on November 16, about 27 hours after the launch of the spacecraft and NASA missions, known as Crew-1.
The space crew explained what their celebration would be like outside this world. “We are approximately 17,500 miles above the planet [28,164 kilometers] An hour, but we will still have Thanksgiving here, “Rubins said. Hello 250 miles. ” [402 km] Over the ground, ”Hopkins added.
“This is the tallest common place on earth!” Noguchi said while holding a handful of food bags. In addition to packages of curry rice and red bean rice, Noguchi picked a container of seafood and said it was prepared by a Japanese high school student.
Noguchi also acknowledged the difficulties encountered around the world this year, perhaps by nodding to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the New York Times, there were 178,000 new cases on Tuesday (November 24) and 584,319 new cases worldwide. “2020 is a difficult year. A year of perseverance and a year of resilience,” said Noguchi.
The space crew said they would call their loved ones back to Earth on vacation.
“We will have good food,” Walker said before adding enthusiastically.
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