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For first-timers, space is hard and fun at the same time

2 Jun 2014, 14:05 UTC
For first-timers, space is hard and fun at the same time
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The Expedition 40 launch to the International Space Station included two rookies — Alexander Gerst (ESA) and Reid Wiseman (NASA) — who also happen to be eloquent tweeters talking about the adjustment to microgravity. From wide-eyed wonder at the view to the frustrations of floating, here are some of their memorable tweets from their first […]

Expedition 40 astronauts before the launch. From left, Alexander Gerst (ESA), Maxim Suraev (Roscosmos) and Reid Wiseman (NASA). Credit: NASA/Victor Zelentsov
The Expedition 40 launch to the International Space Station included two rookies — Alexander Gerst (ESA) and Reid Wiseman (NASA) — who also happen to be eloquent tweeters talking about the adjustment to microgravity.
From wide-eyed wonder at the view to the frustrations of floating, here are some of their memorable tweets from their first few days on the International Space Station.
Just watched a sunset from the Cupola with a crazy thunderstorm. Speechless. Feeling good, but easily disoriented in the huge #ISS.
— Reid Wiseman (@astro_reid) May 29, 2014

Had an incredible start, it is fantastic here. All is well. # awesome #BlueDot
— Alexander Gerst (@Astro_Alex) May 30, 2014

Getting better at floating. Still knocking stuff off walls. Tops of my ...

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