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NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares his first video from SPACE



NASA astronaut Victor Glover shared his first video from space as he and three other astronauts soared above the Earth while traveling to the International Space Station.

 

Glover is part of the Crew-1 mission that launched aboard the SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, nicknamed 'Dragon Resilience,' on November 15.

 

This is Glover's first trip to space and in the video shares the excitement – 'the video doesn't do it justice,' Glover says wide-eyed and smiling as he looked down at Earth.

 

The short clip, shared on Twitter, is just a few seconds long but shows the curve of our planet, the stunning blue sky and thing clouds spread out in the atmosphere.

 

'Looking at the Earth through the window of Dragon Resilience,' Glover wrote in the tweet. 'The scale of detail and sensory inputs made this a breathtaking perspective!'

 

Glover fell in love with space when he was in middle school and decades later is living out that dream 250 miles above Earth's surface.

 

Crew-1 mission docked with the ISS around 11pm ET Monday, November 16 and emerged from the capsule about two hours after completing necessary checks to ensure the capsule and the ISS had an air-tight seal – and were greeted by the other residence of the ship.

 

Glover took the 240 mile trip with his commander Michael Hopkins and fellow astronauts Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi from the Japanese space agency, JAXA.

 

Along with reaching his personal dream, Glover has also hit a milestone in history for being the first black person to live on the orbiting lab for an extended stay – he will call the massive ship home for the next six months.

 

'I'm a rookie astronaut, I'm the pilot and going to be learning the ropes from a very experienced crew,' said Glover.

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