In a chat from orbit, talking World Cup, U.S.-Russia relations and pizza+ READ ARTICLE
Commander Steve Swanson and flight engineer Reid Wiseman, both from NASA, and German flight engineer Alexander Gerst are doing six-month tours in orbit. Via live video downlink on July 9, they filled us in on how they spend their days.
What time did you guys punch in this morning, and what does your workday look like?
Swanson: We started at about 7:30, and I have some repairs to do and other various things. I guess it’s about a 12-hour day.
And what about science? What’s on the agenda today?
Gerst: I had a little science experiment already, and the rest of the day we train for the new cargo vehicle coming up next week.