The team aboard the International Space Station (ISS) sounded in the New Year with a zero-gravity twist while in orbit about 250 miles from Earth.
The Exploration 64 team consisted of NASA astronauts Kate Rubins, Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Expedition Firm astronaut Soichi Noguchi wanted those still earthbound a pleased New Year from area in a video posted to NASA’s social media.
Glover stated among the most popular New Year’s Eve customs is viewing the ball drop from Times Square in New York City City, an occasion that many had to enjoy on TELEVISION this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
” As much of us commemorate the New Year from house this year, we have actually brought this popular custom to area to show you,” Hopkins stated.
Nevertheless, Noguchi included that because the astronauts remained in no gravity, their event will have a “unique twist.”
” We hope this influences you to commemorate in your own method,” Walker stated.
The astronauts provided a fast countdown and Rubins, who was holding an inflatable world, launched it into no gravity. Rather of the common ball drop, the world drifted directly above their heads.
” Delighted Brand-new Year!” the team cheered.