Astronauts Rejoice Labor Day 2019 in House

American astronauts on the Worldwide House Station are beginning this week with a break day in the present day (Sept. 2) to mark the U.S. Labor Day vacation on Earth. 

NASA astronauts Nick Hague, Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan have some further time to name mates and family members, or just loosen up and look down on Earth by way of the window. They simply would possibly spend time observing the huge Hurricane Dorian from house, like certainly one of their fellow crewmates. 

“Even astronauts want to sit back,” Koch wrote on Twitter in the present day. “Spending this Labor Day weekend studying and enjoyable by my favourite window. After an extended week filled with science, a spacewalk, and a re-docking, it’’ necessary to recharge your batteries to maintain centered on bringing your finest.”

Associated: Expedition 60: The House Station Mission in Pictures

Hague, Koch and Morgan make up half of the house station’s present six-person Expedition 60 crew. Rounding out the group are Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin (the station’s commander), cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov and European House Company astronaut Luca Parmitano. It’s Parmitano who has been capturing day by day images of Hurricane Dorian from the house station

Hague, Koch and Ovchinin launched to the station in March of this yr. Whereas Hague and Ovchinin will return to Earth in October Koch is simply over midway by way of a virtually one-year mission to the house station, the primary of its form for a feminine astronaut. She’ll return to Earth in February 2020, NASA officers have stated. 

“Completely satisfied Labor Day from our astronauts celebrating 250 miles above us within the Worldwide House Station, the place they carry out necessary scientific experiments that assist enhance life on Earth and web page the way in which for our Artemis missions to the Moon and past,” NASA wrote in a Twitter message in the present day. NASA’s Artemis program goals to return astronauts to the moon by 2024. 

Morgan, Skvortsov and Parmitano launched to the station on July 20. They will return to Earth in December of this yr. 

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