On Monday morning (3 December), an astronaut trilogy, which aims to live and work at the International Space Station for six months, has the best view by its current roommate.
The European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst watched the launch camera, and the result is an amazingly accelerated video showing the journey of NASA astronaut Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.
"Our friends, this way," Gerst wrote on Twitter Yesterday when he published the video (December 5). "I still don't understand that there are people walking towards the big black opening above this lone white line." (He traveled twice in 2014 and in June of this year.)
Gerst completes his stay in space because he returns to Earth in December. When he and his two colleagues go, the space station will meet only three other inhabitants of the space station once the two astronauts fall into three assistants. Return to the world.
But these two astronauts took on new missions shortly after Monday's successful launch – NASA's Nick Hague and Roscosmos' cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin's rookie NASA astronaut Christina Hammock Koch. The three will fly at the launch of the next crew on February 28, 2019, and will bring the space station team to its usual size.