Trio & # 39; & # 39 astronauts soared; off Monday on Monday morning (December 3), destined to spend six months living and working aboard the International Space Station – and the best view was now prepared by their roommates.
The astronawtur of & # 39; the European Space Agency Alexander Gerst see the camera & # 39; launch in hand, and the result is an incredible video & # 39; time to show the journey of & # 39; Astronaut of the & # 39; NASA Anne McClain, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Canadian astronawtur David Saint-Jacques.
"Our friends, on the way here" Gerst wrote on Twitter when sending the video yesterday (December 5). "I still do not understand that a human riding on top of & # 39; this solid white stripe in large black open." (He made the trip twice, in 2014 and in & # 39; & # 39 June, this year.)
Gerst is his own visit wrapping space, due to return to Earth in & # 39; December 20. When he and his two colleagues leave, the space station again & # 39; is a only three residents, after the failed launch in & # 39; October sent two astronauts back to Earth.
But those two astronauts had new assignments just after launching b & # 39; success Monday – Nick Hague and cosmonaut of & # 39; NICKEY Ovchinin of NASA & # 39; Roscosmos will fly with NASA astronaut Romania Hammock Christina Koch. The trio will fly during the launch & # 39; the next crew, 28 & # 39; In February 2019, bringing the crew & # 39; the space station to its normal size.