NASA Astronaut Celebrates 50th Birthday in Space Aboard the ISS

NASA Astronaut Celebrates 50th Birthday in Space Aboard the ISS

Space is the boundless 3-dimensional extent to which objects and events have relative direction and position. Some people often go to different places on their birthdays, with specific themes and dress codes for the attendees. But it is quite different when you are at the International Space Station (ISS). National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut Megan McArthur has celebrated her 50th birthday at ISS. She shared her birthday pictures on Twitter with her followers.

“Anyone who sits on top of the largest hydrogen-oxygen fueled system in the world; knowing they’re going to light the bottom—and doesn’t get a little worried—does not fully understand the situation.”          – John Young, Astronaut

Besides, McArthur celebrated her birthday with four other international astronauts which are part of Expedition 65. This celebration happened in the presence of Thomas Pesquet, Oleg Novitskiy, Akihiko Hoshide,  Mark T. Vande Hei, and Shane Kimbrough.  Further, all are from respective space agencies The European Space Agency, Russian cosmonaut, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), and NASA.

Basically, The ISS could face “irreparable” failures because of ageing hardware, as it is embedded many years ago. According to Mr Solovyov, over 80% of flight systems are past their expiration date in International Space Stations Russian segment.

“Space travel is life-enhancing, and anything that’s life-enhancing is worth doing. It makes you want to live forever.” – Ray Bradbury, Science Fiction Author

The first module of ISS was launched in 1998, which is a collaboration between five national space agencies including NASA (United States), ESA (Europe), Roscosmos (Russia), JAXA (Japan), and CSA (Canada). Moreover, Russia’s Soyuz modules are used for resupply cargo. Also, they are responsible to provide other services to astronauts at ISS. From the year 2017, SpaceX’s Dragon module is used for supply missions.

It’s a fixer-upper of a planet but we could make it work. – ELON MUSK

In addition, NASA provides all the things to astronauts with the help of the SpaceX company. Moreover, research is the main of the ISS in space. In addition, the James Webb telescope is a new achievement of NASA.

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