Wednesday , January 27 2021

Here’s what Earth looked like for astronauts on the roof of a SpaceX capsule

NASA astronaut Victor Glover, one of four astronauts on the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, posted a stunning view from Earth on his Twitter trip on his first space trip.

“My first video from space! A view of the Earth through the window of dragon resistance,” Glover said Twitter. “Because of the volume of detail and sensory inputs, this was a stunning prospect!”

The video shows Glover sitting by the window soaking in the view from space. The astronaut, who serves as a pilot and second commander in Dragon, said the view was amazing, but the video “doesn’t show fair.”

NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins and Shannon Walker and Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi are also members of a mission called Crew-1.

It marks the second flight of the SpaceX spacecraft.

Earlier this week, Glover also tweeted a photography his “new home” where he will spend the coming months working on the International Space Station.
While more than a dozen black Americans have traveled into space since Guion Bluford first did so in 1983, Glover is the first black-skinned crew member on the ISS.
The spacecraft ascended into space from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center – marking the beginning of what NASA hopes the company’s years will help maintain the full staff of the International Space Station. The crew dragon landed on the International Space Station on 16 November.

Crew-1 astronauts are expected to spend about six months aboard the ISS, where they will work on various scientific experiments and conduct space walks to continue updating and repairing the exterior of the space station.

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