Most astronauts visiting the International Space Station (ISS) would probably be more than happy to spend their entire six-month stay staring out the window, the beauty of the rolling landscape touching the ground, or, of more realistic way. , float (taking into account microgravity conditions).
Truth be told, astronauts are extremely busy during their sojourns at the orbiting outpost 250 miles above Earth loaded with everything from science experiments and spacewalks to more mundane activities but necessary such as exercising and keeping the area clean.
A fun video (below) shared by the European Space Agency on Sunday attempts to show what a typical day on the ISS looks like by taking clips shot over several months and squeezing them into a 60-second sequence full of action.
🎂 Today, I exceed 365 days in space, by cumulating my 2 missions of course… One year…!
A whole year in space during the #Proxima and Alpha missions. Scenes of a typical day… in a minute 😉 #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/gDgF4gllSP
– Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) October 9, 2021
The images were captured during two missions undertaken by French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, the first called Proxima in 2016, and the Alpha mission in which he is currently participating.
The video offers a glimpse into what it’s like to live and work aboard the ISS, with Pesquet performing a dizzying array of tasks, some of which have been featured on the pages of TechToSee.
In addition to a lot of scientific stuff, we also see the Frenchman manipulating a camera as he takes more incredible photos of Earth and plays the saxophone in the station’s Cupola pod during some downtime.
There is an adapted and booted clip of Pesquet for one of the many spacewalks he has conducted outside the ISS, while the “space boogie” he performed earlier this year also made the difference.
A space pizza also makes its appearance, while a beautiful (albeit very short!) Star show ends the video.
For a more in-depth look at life aboard the space station, check out this collection of insightful videos that feature astronauts explaining everything from getting a haircut in microgravity conditions to using the space toilet.