This is a SpaceX waltz you will not see day by day.
A enjoyable (and acrobatic) video by astronauts on the Worldwide House Station reveals the lighter aspect of area journey because the fly in formation in SpaceX spacesuits whereas getting ready to return to Earth.
The brand new video, shared by European House Company astronaut Matthias Maurer, exhibits the 4 astronauts of the Crew-3 mission by NASA and SpaceX as they took a break whereas checking their spacesuits final week. The video is about to the music of “The Blue Danube” waltz by Johann Strauss II and exhibits the astronauts performing intricate choreography as they sail by one another in weightlessness.
“In case anybody is questioning how astronauts verify their spacesuits,” Maurer wrote as he shared the video on Twitter. “We name this the ‘go well with match waltz.’ I believe I would miss microgravity and these antics with @Astro_Raja, @AstroMarshburn & Kayla.”
Strauss’ “Blue Danube” waltz has a protracted historical past of being set to spaceflight antics. Within the 1968 science fiction movie “2001: A House Odyssey,” director Stanley Kubrick paired the music with an area aircraft journey to an area station to point out the intricate ballet of spaceflight.
And in a extra humorous strategy, Homer Simpson floated gracefully via an area shuttle whereas chasing potato chips within the 1994 episode Deep House Homer as Strauss’ iconic tune performed within the background.
The Crew-3 astronauts apparently held a photograph session of their SpaceX fits, too, snapping a portrait whereas in a wheel formation.
Maurer and his Crew-3 crewmates — NASA astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron — returned to Earth Could 6 on SpaceX’s Dragon Endurance to finish a six-month mission to the Worldwide House Station. The astronauts spent 176 days in area and splashed down off the coast of Tampa, Florida to cap their spaceflight.
The Crew-3 astronauts returned to Earth simply over per week after SpaceX launched one other crew to the area station for NASA. That mission, referred to as Crew-4, launched three NASA astronauts and one European astronaut to the station on April 27 to begin their very own six-month journey.