JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) and Expedition 64 astronaut Soichi Noguchi relaxes at the end of the work day inside the seven-windowed cupola, the International Space Station’s “window to the world.” The orbiting lab was flying above the South Pacific at the time this photograph was taken on Nov. 27, 2020.
December will be a busy month as the Expedition 64 gears up for space freighter traffic. On Wednesday, Dec. 2, the entire crew trained for the unlikely event of an emergency on the station. They coordinated with mission controllers around the world practicing their communication, locating safety gear and maneuvering through escape routes. The crew also is preparing for the arrival of a new SpaceX Dragon cargo craft on Sunday, Dec. 6.
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