This morning I had my first look at the fully assembled #Artemis1 rocket - I’m speechless! Years of dreams and exceptional hard work at @NASA have paid off - WE ARE GOING! Launch window to the Moon opens at 08:33 ET tomorrow! Follow along: nasa.gov/specials/artem…
The @NASAArtemis#Artemis1 rocket is on the launch pad! This will serve as the crucial final test flight as @NASA prepares to send humans to the Moon for the first time in 50 years - tune in on Aug 29! Even the local dragonflies are excited (foreground)! Photo: @DukeSurvives
Of course no lunar jaunt is complete without a spacewalk - time to sample some regolith - it’s science time (at least in VR for now)! The dim lighting at the South Pole will make surface operations even more challenging for @NASAArtemis missions.
A lunar rover jaunt across the Moon is always a great way to start the day at @NASA_Johnson! This simulation was designed to expose @NASA_Astronauts to the challenging lighting conditions we’ll face when we land on the dimly lit South Pole of the Moon for @NASAArtemis missions.
Det var en ära att få träffa kronprinsessan! Such an honor to meet the Crown Princess of Sweden. I remain inspired by our intriguing conversation from sustainability to space exploration. Tusen tack till Kungliga Slottet!
Missing my space sister, fellow recipient of our award @Astro_Christina - but honored to finally have our red carpet moment at the @TIME#time100 Gala. Humbled to be in the presence of these influential leaders, scientists, artists, and true icons.
The last time @NASA Flight Director Diane Dailey and I worked together “in” Mission Control Houston, I had just arrived to @Space_Station (top left). Great day reuniting yesterday to support our friends in space!
Charlie Duke was the first astronaut I met, 27 years ago. He took the time to reply to my query as an aspiring astronaut, and I flew that cherished letter to @Space_Station. Recently I shared this history with Charlie and his family while showing them around @NASA_Johnson.
Practicing pattern work and visual approaches (and landings!) in the UH-72 Lakota. Turns out Alabama is a gorgeous place to fly for those like me that ❤️ trees! Thanks again to the @USArmy for exceptional training helping @NASA_Astronauts return to the Moon for @NASAArtemis.
Now let’s bring that hover up 250 feet and back down to land in the same spot! The challenge and reward of flying a helicopter has been completely invigorating. Thank you for the incredible training at @USArmy Fort Rucker! @NASAArtemis
Step 5 of learning to fly a helicopter - iterate and practice! Here I’m performing hovering maneuvers (forward taxi and pedal turn) in the UH-72 Lakota. Learning the basics of vertical flight profiles will help us prepare for @NASAArtemis missions landing on the Moon!
Step 4 of learning to fly a helicopter - takeoff time in the UH-72. (Step 3: top notch simulators for our first exposure behind the controls) Yes, helicopters are indeed more difficult to fly than airplanes! Very hard work, but equally rewarding. Hovering and pattern work - ☑️!
Although I hadn’t posted this photo before, it is one of my favorites of @Space_Station#Expedition62 because it captures the pure joy that we are so fortunate to feel in space. Our missions are hard work, but they are also incredibly fun. Like life, space is better shared!
Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound. During her career as a pilot, Cochran broke records left and right, flying a range of aircraft including a Canadair F-86 Sabre jet and a Northrop T-38A Talon. #WomensHistoryMonth
Lookin’ good #Artemis1! There she goes, on her way to Launch Complex 39B aboard the historic crawler-transporter. These steadfast workhorses have ferried rockets to launch for over 50 years. Like her brother #Apollo, her sights are set on the Moon! @NASAArtemis
For #WomensHistoryMonth we’re celebrating women who inspire us to learn and explore. Based on real @WomenNASA, we want you to get to know our graphic novel hero, Callie Rodriguez, and join us on her journey as she becomes the "First Woman" on the Moon: go.nasa.gov/3mnx1X6
Reminiscing about November’s trip to #London, captured day & night from my @Space_Station view. Such an honor to give the @ThePhySoc President’s Lecture at @royalsociety - humbled and inspired by the quotes and portraits of scientific greats like Charles Darwin & Stephen Hawking.
Headed to 25,000 feet with @AstroVicGlover in the @NASA_Johnson altitude chamber to familiarize ourselves with the effects of hypoxia. This training helps us recognize the insidious signs of a lack of oxygen to the brain, in case of a problem in our jets or spacecraft.
Honored to serve on the bridge with the icon @NichelleIsUhura, a pioneer in the #StarTrek lair & pivotal in recruiting women and minorities at @NASA. Thank you #NichelleNichols - it is because of boundary pushers like you that we shall go forth and prosper as we explore as one.
Thank you @UniofOxford Dept. of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics! Honored to share my @NASA story, and with @ThePhySoc to commemorate Mabel Fitzgerald, a pioneer of physiology and exploration who took a seat at the table long before one was offered.
Tusen tack @LTUniv - det var en ära att få komma dit och ta emot min hedersdoktor. Jag hoppas att jag snart kan komma tillbaka. Heja Sverige! ———————————————————Thank you so much @LTUniv - it was truly an honor to receive an honorary doctorate! I hope to soon be back in Sweden.
The international bonds that we forge through human spaceflight on @Space_Station exemplify the power to rise above when we work together. So wonderful to resume a pose of solidarity with my crewmates @AstroHazza and #OlegSkripochka last week @iafastro (last photo)!
Rigorous training and safety protocols are key to everything we do as @NASA_Astronauts . Today I refreshed my SCUBA skills for diving in the @NASA_Johnson Neutral Buoyancy Lab. We do this every year to keep our skills sharp.
Honored to represent @NASA with my friend and crewmember @astro_hazzaa here on his home turf @expo2020dubai. So inspiring to witness citizens from all around the world committed to improving life on our planet, whether it be Earth bound or space based.