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The First-Ever Space Olympics Aboard the ISS! [Video]

Space Olympics ISS

The Worldwide Space Station Expedition 65 crew recorded themselves on a time without work after an extended week of labor having some weightless enjoyable. From Earth orbit, 400 km above our planet, the crew current the very first Space Olympics.

ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared this video on social media with the caption:

“The first ever Space Olympics! A Saturday afternoon on the Worldwide Space Station. 4 disciplines. Guidelines that developed as we performed. Seven athletes. 4 nations. Two groups. Crew cohesion and morale boosted like by no means earlier than. The first Space Olympics noticed Group Crew Dragon and Group Soyuz compete in lack-of-floor-routine, no-handball, synchronized house swimming, and weightless sharpshooting.”

Over 200 experiments are deliberate throughout Thomas’ time in house, with 40 European ones and 12 new experiments led by the French house company CNES. All through Mission Alpha Thomas is highlighting the parallels between being an astronaut and an athlete: each have to carry out at key moments, and practice arduous to be at their finest. Thomas has typically mentioned that sport taught him the values of crew spirit and respecting teammates, and no astronaut is an island – if one occupation is an instance of teamwork it’s being an astronaut. It takes a crew to make sure they’re at their finest.
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