Seven astronauts are celebrating the holidays on the International Space Station, but this has not stopped them from sending out some festive cheers to the earth.
The crew of Expedition 64 is on vacation, but NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Kate Rubins, and Japanese space program astronaut Noguchi still spent some time sending “resilience” messages on their way home from the difficult vacation.
“Flexibility” is what they giveFour astronauts were launched to the space station last month.
Hopkins said: “We chose this name to pay tribute to people all over the world and the team that helped achieve our mission in a year that changed our lives.”
Glover added: “There is no more suitable name to describe 2020.” “The resilience of the human spirit is something we truly celebrate in this special season.”
Walker said: “When we were preparing to observe the vacation away from our loved ones, we looked down at our precious planet. It was clear that we were really connected.”
Hopkins, Glover, Walker and Noguchi launched in November, with Rubin and Russian astronauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud Sverch Sergey Kud-Sverchkov (Sergey Kud-Sverchkov) spent Christmas together, relaxed, greeted family and friends, and shared festive dishes.
Glover said in another video: “My family on the ground is definitely in my thoughts, prayers and socks.” He pointed out that his custom socks have family photos on them. He added: “But it also reminds me of all those who can’t spend vacation with their families.” He thanked the service staff and medical staff during the pandemic.
At the beginning of this month,Arrive at the International Space Station with new supplies, including Christmas gifts and fixtures. Roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, cornbread sauce, cherry blueberry cobbler, potato gratin, biscuits and other food items for the seven-person holiday arrived before the holiday.
Walker said that vacation “means three F-family, friends and food.”
Noguchi also received a special food from a group of Japanese students in Wakasa High School: a small can of mackerel.
Noguchi said: “We hope you will also take this opportunity to celebrate the holidays before we reset the calendar to a new year, with new hopes and a spirit for the future.”
Rubens said that the crew will compete with the mission control team at Johnson Space Center this Christmas, and no matter which team decorates their workstation with the best DIY decorations they have in space and mission control, it will win. .
NASA Flight Director Zeblon Scoville said, “I know you have presented a challenge. All I can say is, decorate mission control? Accept the challenge.” He wore a festive suit and tie. “I might have to cut this coat out and turn it into something new.”
According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), Santa’s sleigh stopped at the International Space Station for the first time in his year, and it “tracked” Santa’s travels every year. The Federal Aviation Administration approved Santa’s space flight on Wednesday and granted him a special commercial space license to fly on his “StarSleigh-1 capsule powered by Rudolph Rocket” International Space Station mission.
FAA Administrator Steve Dixon said: “Let’s face it, 2020 is a difficult year, and all of us can use some special holiday cheers that only Santa Claus can provide.”