As many American families are deciding whether to gather for Thanksgiving at the coronavirus event, the seven crew members currently on board the International Space Station (ISS) can only live in a cramped place. In the new video, five astronauts living in an orbital lab will share how they will spend their American holidays and what packaged food they will eat.
Astronauts say corn bread, curry rice and smoked turkey are on holiday video released on Monday (November 23), NASA Johnson Space Center Twitter account.
Kate Rubins appears in the NASA astronaut video for the first time. On October 14, the Rubins ISS made a quick three-hour trip to the Soyuz with Russian cosmonauts Sergei Ryzhikov and Sergei Kud-Sverchkov (none of whom appear in the video). In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving in orbit, Rubins recently participated in another American custom: voting in the 2020 presidential election (albeit from space).
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The four astronauts talking about Rubins in the video are NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Mike Hopkins, and Japanese astronomer Soichi Noguchi’s research agency (JAXA).
They arrived at the space station on November 16, about 27 hours after the start of the SpaceX and NASA missions, known as Crew-1.
The space crew explained what the celebration would be like outside the world. “We are approaching the planet at 17,500 miles [28,164 kilometers] an hour, but we’ll still have Thanksgiving here, “Rubins said.” Hello from 250 miles. ” [402 km] On the ground, ”Hopkins added.
“This is the tallest room on Earth!” Noguchi said as he held some bags of food in his hand. In addition to packages of curry rice and bean rice, Noguchi took a bowl of seafood and said it was prepared by a Japanese high school student.
Noguchi also acknowledged the difficulties in the world this year, perhaps pointing to the coronavirus pandemic. According to the New York Times, there were 178,000 new cases in the United States on Tuesday (November 24) and 584,319 new cases worldwide. “2020 is a difficult year. A year of sustainability and a year of resistance,” Noguchi said.
The space crew said they would call their loved ones to Earth on vacation.
“We’re going to have great food,” Walker said enthusiastically before adding, “I think it’s very likely that we have a different American tradition and broadcast football here so we can watch it.”
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