Look at the four space geeks reveling in the thrill of spending time in outer space.
The all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, who have been circling the Earth from orbit since Wednesday evening, stepped in front of a camera to deliver an update on Friday night. If you’re looking for big news and dense discussions of science, look elsewhere. This is just four people having an absolute blast.
After a less-than-impressive attempt to show off their view from space — they already sent back better looks — civilian astronauts Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, Dr. Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski spend the rest of their video time showing off what they’ve been doing since Wednesday.
Dr. Proctor shows off some of the fantasy-meets-SpaceX art she’s created using metallic markers (specifically for science). Sembroski talks about bringing more of our “humanities” to space before he strums a brief tune on his ukulele. The video caps off with Arceneaux showing off the stuffed dog that was used to confirm that the Resilience had reached a zero-gravity environment — actually a common practice! — and explain its connection to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which the mission is raising funds to support.