Interview with Astronauts on the International Space Station
WeatherNation was excited and honored to coordinate with NASA’s Johnson Space Center to interview NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei (Colonel, U.S. Army Retired) and ESA – European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet LIVE from the International Space Station.
EARTH TO SPACE?! @GarofaloWX interviews @NASA_Astronauts @Astro_Sabot & @esa @Thom_astro about what it's like to be an astronaut, the scientific research on the @Space_Station & much more happening more than 200 miles above Earth!
FULL INTERVIEW: https://t.co/NfOYlO1dwe @NASA pic.twitter.com/dH401IH0se
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) May 12, 2021
Mark launched to the International Space Station on April 9 to join Expedition 65 and Thomas launched to the space station on April 23 as part of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission. The Crew-2 flight carried NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur – who will serve as the mission’s spacecraft commander and pilot, respectively – along with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Pesquet, who will serve as mission specialists to the space station for a six-month science mission. This is the second crew rotation flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon and the first with two international partners.
We spoke about what it’s like to be an astronaut, learned more about the scientific research and experiments conducted on the Space Station, and what the astronauts and remote sensing instruments are observing from more than 200 miles above Earth. Watch the full interview below and get to meet and know Mark and Thomas!