Victor Glover is one of three members of Space X’s Crew-1 mission and recorded a video from the capsule in space.
For Victor Glover, it’s amazing to be in space as a member of SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission. With the gaze of an eager child, he recorded a video of Earth while in his capsule. The public in his account from Twitter.
Glover is part of the Crew-1 mission that launched aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on November 15. He is the first African-American to be on the International Space Station for a long time.
He will reside there for six months, starting on November 16, the date the mission arrived.
“Looking at Earth through the Dragon Resilience window,” the astronaut wrote in the tweet. “The scale of details and sensory inputs gave this an impressive perspective.”
My first video from space! Looking at the Earth through the window of Dragon Resilience. The scale of detail and sensory inputs made this a breathtaking perspective! pic.twitter.com/n7b5x0XLIp
— Victor Glover (@AstroVicGlover) November 24, 2020
Glover traveled together with his commander Michael Hopkins and his companions Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi. The latter belongs to the Japanese space agency, JAXA.
The mission seeks to carry out permanence experiments in space, in order also to evaluate the conditions for future flights to Mars.
A benchmark for African Americans at NASA and SpaceX
Although NASA has dispatched 14 African-American astronauts out of more than 300 in total, none stayed as long as Glover’s planned.
Born on April 30, 1976, Glover is a test pilot in the United States Air Force and a commander in the US Navy. He also has a degree in Science from the California State Polytechnic University.
This Thursday, Thanksgiving Day in the United States, Glover posted a picture with his colleagues from the International Space Station. Everyone celebrated the traditional gathering with a dinner.
— Victor Glover (@AstroVicGlover) November 26, 2020