U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris issued a cosmic call to the International Space Station last week to celebrate the milestone flight of NASA astronaut Victor Glover in orbit.
NASA and the White House released the call on YouTube Saturday (February 27). The call was made during Black History Month because Glover was heading to the space station for a six-month flight. He is the first black astronaut to perform a long-term mission.
Harris said excitedly in the 3-minute video: “Victor, it’s nice to meet you.” “The historical creation you have made, we are proud of you.”
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Glover, 44, flew to the space station with three other astronauts in November as part of SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission for NASA. Since joining NASA’s astronaut force in 2013, he has been a member of the 7-person Expedition 64 crew of the station and is currently on his first space flight.
Harris, who was the first woman and the color woman elected as vice president, asked Glover what he thought of his achievements as the first African-American astronaut to fly a long mission to the space station. The astronaut said that the reason for the flight is because astronauts and astronauts brought humans to the current situation of space exploration before him.
On April 12, the world will usher in the 60th anniversary of human space flight. Soviet astronaut Yuri Gagarin (Yuri Gagarin) was the first person to fly in space and was launched on the same day in 1961.
Glover said: “I am really grateful for that legacy and I will try my best to commemorate it.” “I am thinking now that this is the time when we should celebrate and appreciate the status quo of human space flight.”
Glover added: “But what excites me the most is the future of human space flight. This will be the future. This is what we will do in the foreseeable future.” “Yes, that was the first time. But This is not the only time.”
She said: “My mother would say to me,’Kamala, you may be the first to do many things, but make sure you are not the last.’
Harris asked Glover about his recent spacewalks on January 27 and February 1 (he took another spacewalk today on February 28) to upgrade the International Space Station, and how he moved from space to Earth Of how to glimpse our planet.
When talking about this point of view, Glover said: “From here, it’s a spectacular thing. From here, it’s obvious how thin our atmosphere is and how special it is to the survival of humans on Earth. “So, it makes me want to do my best to protect it.”
Harris said: “You inspire us and remind us of what might happen when we dream big and dream big.”
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