What will 2021 bring? Nobody knows yet, but it is certain that humanity will remain in orbit and will conduct experiments there and explore the abyss of outer space. Three astronauts and two astronauts wished all Earthlings in traditional New York style.
As you may know, one of the most lavish New Years greetings in the world takes place every year in Times Square. At the famous Crossing of the World, it has already become a tradition that at midnight in one of the towers a large ball falls, signaling the departure of the old one and the beginning of the next year. The event is watched live by millions of people, and the next dozen in front of televisions.
The astronauts welcomed the New Year in the same way, that is, they released the globe from their hands. What is remarkable, however, is that, unlike the conditions on our planet, the ball did not begin to descend, but to move upwards. This is all the result of the microgravity on board the ISS.
The crew consisting of Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, Kate Rubins, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi in March will have the opportunity to welcome new members who will be there aboard the Dragon-2 capsule from SpaceX. This will be the second operational flight of this vehicle and the third on board with the crew.