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Pleased 4th of July from house! Astronauts ship a video message

Pleased Independence Day, the one two Individuals at the moment dwelling on the planet.

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague broadcast a video message on July four from the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) yesterday (July three).

"As we gravitate round our planet, we need to take a second to want all Individuals, at dwelling and around the globe, a really comfortable 4th of July," Koch mentioned within the video.

She and The Hague took on a patriotic tone, wearing a flight swimsuit particularly devoted to the American flag and recording the message subsequent to a wall embellished with flags. The astronauts additionally praised the numerous feats of house exploration that the US has achieved to date and identified that an increasing number of severe issues had been looming on the horizon.

"It's an extremely thrilling time for spaceflight in America," mentioned Hague. "From the completion of the primary flight of the industrial crew program to the revealing of the daring plan to ship the primary girl and the subsequent man to the Moon by 2024, it’s about A novel historic second through which we are able to forged our eyes on the sky and the heavens and be proud to be an American ".

The 2 Individuals and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, who instructions the ISS's present Expedition 60 mission, are the one ones on board the ISS in the intervening time. The three astronauts will take their holidays, NASA officers mentioned.

In the meantime, their three future teammates from Expedition 60 – NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan, Luca Parmitano of the European Area Company and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov – will make a flight of four July between Russia and their launch website, the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Morgan, Parmitano and Skvortsov are anticipated to move to the ISS on July 20, on the event of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar touchdown.

Mike Wall's e-book on the seek for extraterrestrial life, "Out There" (Grand Central Publishing, 2018, illustrated by Karl Tate), has simply been printed. Observe him on Twitter @michaeldwall. Observe us on Twitter @Spacedotcom or Fb.

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