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ISS astronauts recorded having fun during orbit raising of space station 400 km above earth

ISS astronauts recorded having fun during orbit raising of space station 400 km above earth
Written by Manoj Kadam
ISS astronauts recorded having fun during orbit raising of space station 400 km above earth

ISS astronauts recorded having fun during orbit raising of space station 400 km above earth

The International Space Station is revolving around the Earth in space 400 kilometers above the Earth's surface. Due to the absence of gravity here, astronauts keep floating in the air. But have you ever wondered how these people would spend their time in the space station without any means of entertainment for such a long time? NASA has released a video of astronauts having fun inside the space station, in which they are swinging in the air as if they are taking a ride in an amusement park!

The International Space Station recently had to be pushed up a few kilometers from its orbit so that it would not start falling back down due to Earth's gravity. This is done from time to time. This is called orbit raising or reboost, in which the space station moves slightly above its current position. According to space.com, for this change in the orbit of the space station, all its engines were started to push it a few kilometers higher. Meanwhile, the astronauts present in the space station got a kick out of the fun and started swinging from top to bottom as if they were taking a ride in an amusement park.

The space station was lifted off on January 27. For this its engines were started for 13 minutes. NASA has also given this information in a blog post. Meanwhile, the space travelers put a camera on recording in the space station. Then the fun they had was worth seeing. He shrank his legs and made his body like a ball which could swing up and down. When the engines started, they created an internal force in the space station. Due to this, astronauts started taking rides from top to bottom, and bottom to top.

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It can be seen in the video that the astronauts are rolling in the space station like a ball. However, the space station was not only shifted upward during this period, but a commercial vehicle from Northrop Grumman, Cygnus, was also tested for space station adjustment. Russia and NASA together keep many such vehicles available at the space station so that they can be used in times of emergency.

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