At 22.33 in the night send two american astronauts out into space with Elon Musks privately developed rocket.
this is The first time since 2011 that the UNITED states itself is able to transport crew to the international space station.
But what about Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley, as the astronauts called?
the Station is since the establishment in 1998, has been continuously expanded and modernized. Photo: Ritzau Scanpix
The next month they must stay on the space station, which has been in existence for 21 years. Today floats the well 410 kilometers above the earth, as it flies around 15 times a day.
the Speed is gigantic 27.600 km / hour. Or what is equivalent to over seven miles per. second.
But neither the speed or the weightless, icy space around them is an obstacle to the, up to six persons can exist on the space station.
As evidenced by a captivating video, the now 54-year-old Sunita Williams from the UNITED states has made from his month-long stay in space, you get used quickly to that nothing is up or down, as it is wont to be on earth.
- I have not sat down for six months, she says, among other things, the laughing in the video.
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the Situation is of course challenging when it comes to hverdagshandlinger which to sleep or go on the toilet.
the Latter is done on a very expensive and advanced version, where you must place themselves very precisely in order that the feces and urine hit the 'right' places.
And when soves, it happens in small spaces, as Sunita compare with 'a phone booth'.
Here puts you in a sleeping bag, tied firmly, so as not to suddenly float around.
In the evening take Bob Behnken (t.v.) and Doug Hurley back to the space station, which they've visited twice. Photo: Mike Blake/Ritzau Scanpix
It also has its benefits to be resident on the space station.
For example, the view is priceless, and according to the american astronaut is a real sport to place himself at the thick windows, the station has, and consider the ground danger passed below him.
When Robert L. Behnken and Douglas G. Hurley after the 19 hour trip one time in the morning Danish time can connect to the space station, it will be a reunion for both.
They have been in the room twice and stayed on the space station for a longer time.