European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti joked that the only drawback to this disguise was hair.
Italian astronaut wearing International space station Almost the same as Sandra Bullock who fantastically visited the orbit complex in the 2013 film “gravity. Dressed as Bullock, Cristoforetti, who plays fictional NASA astronaut Ryan Stone in a thrilling adventure fueled by a cloud of space debris crashing into the Stone Space Shuttle onscreen.
Hi Dr. Stones! Quick question for you. How do you keep your hair looking tight? #AskingForAFriend‘kata Cristoforetti menciak (Opens in a new tab) In the photo, released June 19 after the sci-fi adventure was shown on the International Space Station.
The disguise is so complex, in fact, that it took at least seven years to complete, astronaut Scott Kelly, a former NASA, shared on Twitter. Kelly tried to take a picture of Cristoforetti doing the same pose he did One year mission In 2014-15, but missed the chance due to lucky timing.
“This is a real photo fail” Kelly write on Twitter (Opens in a new tab) With an undated attempt at several points during his mission, which perfectly showed Bullock on screen – but missed Cristoforetti completely.
He cited the “failure” as one of his biggest regrets on his last mission in space, noting that he waited too late to catch the camera after Cristoforetti flew in in his tracksuit, possibly on his way to do something else. (Astronauts have a very tight schedule in space to make the most of their time there, even though NASA gives them time off for mental health reasons.)
“It was very frustrating at the time, but everything is fine now. Thank you, Samantha,” Kelly said on June 19. “Star Trek” AstronautsHowever.)
The long gap between spaceflight opportunities is not uncommon. Astronauts on the International Space Station need about two to 2.5 years of mission training before embarking on a long-duration mission, which usually takes about six months. It takes about a day on Earth to recover every day in space.
Together, these timelines mean that, at best, there could be a gap of 3 to 3.5 years between an astronaut’s individual missions. However, this number does not take into account the limited number of seats on the spacecraft available to carry people into orbit, which could reduce flight opportunities.
The frequency of astronaut flights also depends on the amount of the original space agency’s contribution to the ISS treaty; Fortunately for Cristoforetti, European Space Agency (European Space Agency) is one of the largest contributors after NASA and Russia.
Cristoforetti also took time between space visits to lead the nearly two-week underwater mission known as NEEMO (NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations) 23 in June 2019, which required his own training and recovery courses.
Given all these factors, Cristoforetti’s return to space as part of Expedition 67 (still ongoing) comes seven years after completing his nearly 200-day spaceflight in 2014-15 with Missions 42 and 43.