Space Flight, Space Station

ISS Crew Provides Light-Hearted Look at Current Space Flight Plight

31 Aug , 2011 by Video

What does the International Space Station crew think about the situation they face since the Progress cargo ship mishap? Astronaut Ron Garan wanted to do something light-hearted to let everyone know that “we are all in this together,” so he and his crewmates created a video. Garan said “Despite the seriousness of the possibilities, and while we are all in this period of uncertainty, it doesn’t mean we can’t still have a little fun.”

This video also provides an impromptu tour of the ISS and shows how big the space station is, as it takes fellow astronaut Mike Fossum a long time to find Garan.

It should be noted that they made this video before they got the news of the potential of having the ISS unmanned. “This would have serious implications, and we all hope that it does not come to that,” Garan wrote on his Fragil Oasis blog. You can read Garan’s entire commentary about the video at that link, and take a look around at his other postings, as well. Garan is doing a great job of sharing his experiences in space.

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Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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August 31, 2011 11:09 PM

Nice tour and best song I’ve heard from up there. When he can do Clapton they should let him come back.

David Nightingale
David Nightingale
September 1, 2011 6:15 AM

i just love the tour, havent even got to the song yet!

Abe Megahed
September 1, 2011 7:26 AM

Love it. Ron Garan is quickly becoming one of my new favorite astronauts. Keep up the good work, Astro_Ron (and the great photos!)

September 1, 2011 11:18 PM

Haha, awesome.

Can’t help but wonder what the 3 russian guys were duct-taping over in their module, lol!