May 17, 2021
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Their Last Photo on Earth Before Life on the ISS for 6 Months

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What would you do on your last day on Earth for 6 months? Going to the beach and listening to the waves with your crew has got to be up there! The four-astronaut team arrived at the International Space Station on April 24th aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule ‘Endeavour’, becoming the first crew ever to be propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight.

The Endeavour capsule, also making its second flight, was launched into space on Friday atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

On board were two NASA astronauts – mission commander Shane Kimbrough, 53, and pilot Megan McArthur, 49 – along with Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, 52, and fellow mission specialist Thomas Pesquet, 43, a French engineer from the European Space Agency.

 

via Astronaut Thomas Pesquet on Twitter

 

 

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