International Space Station: 25 years of colocation in space – Franceinfo

Published on November 20, 2023 10:12 p.m. Updated on November 20, 2023 10:12 p.m

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International Space Station: 25 years of colocation in space This Monday, November 20th, the International Space Station (ISS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Although it is not open to everyone, no fewer than 270 astronauts from around twenty countries have still inhabited it. And sometimes we shared these moments of spatial intimacy with us earthly viewers. – (France 2)

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This Monday, November 20th, the International Space Station celebrates its 25th anniversary. Although it is not open to everyone, no fewer than 270 astronauts from around twenty countries have still inhabited it. And sometimes we shared these moments of spatial intimacy with us earthly viewers.

In the infinity of space there is no sound… except in the International Space Station (ISS), where on this day a Canadian astronaut covers a David Bowie classic. There is no lack of life on board: dance competitions, pizza nights, football games… moments without gravity, almost like on land. “This look through the porthole where we become aware of the beauty, the finitude and the fragility of the earth. The pleasure of the body in microgravity, with the superpowers that it can give us,” recalls the astronaut Claudie Haigneré with emotion, twenty after her flight on board the ISS.

In almost a quarter of a century, the massive laboratory has welcomed more than 270 astronauts from around twenty countries. A life of scientific experiments, but not only that. “We have to maintain it, we have to clean it, we have to empty the cargo vehicle that brings tons of things to the station…” explains Samantha Cristoforetti, ESA astronaut.

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