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Space Mountain is no more. Three astronauts have created their own “amusement-park” ride using a space station.
You can also find out more about the following: International Space StationIt is important to reboost or raise the orbit of the rocket every now and then to avoid falling into Earth’s atmosphere. So a Russian Progress spacecraftNASA officials reported that the orbiting complex was “a few miles” higher above our planet after 13 minutes of engine firing on Jan. 27. Blog posts Jan. 29.
This flurry of activity was all taking place on a weekend, so the Expedition 70 astronauts had a less hectic schedule. They orbited about 250 miles (400km) above Earth. So they set up an a video camera X(formerly Twitter) crunched up their bodies into small balls and waited to see what would happen.
The camera in the Harmony node was running, and the three astronauts posed in microgravity while holding their hands lightly above their knees. NASA’s Jasmin moghbeli kept a running commentary on a mic. Just behind, the European Space AgencyAndreas Mogensen of posed by the doorway to the Destiny laboratory. NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara was floating further away in the U.S. Science Hub.
Moghbeli said in a video, “It should happen in about 10 seconds.” She noted that “we’re still waiting” after a quick jump cut.
The engines were then turned on to create a gentle force. Moghbeli said, “There you go,” as he began to fall towards the doorway. Mogensen, O’Hara, and those far behind them began to fly back in slow motion.
The cutest part of this video is watching three astronauts flying in balls as if they were at a sporting event and temporarily blocking the way of a crew member who was trying to enter Destiny on the back side.
The ISS can go higher with other types of spacecraft than Progress. Cygnus from Northrop Grumman has also been tested to adjust the space station.
NASA and Russia prefer to have multiple types of vehicles on hand in case they encounter problems. This came in handy a few months following a SoyuzThree astronauts spacecraft A coolant leak has occurredIn December 2022.
While Russia was quick to produce a replacement Soyuz aircraft within a few short months, agencies were unable to do so. Temporarily reassigned NASA astronaut Frank Rubio to SpaceXCrew DragonIn case of ISS Evacuation. The other two crew members, Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitry Petelin, were authorized to ride in Soyuz as the conditions inside were safe enough for fewer crew.