Tokyo 2020 Olympics ‘handing over’ to Paris 2024 in space by NASA and JAXA astronauts

The move from # Tokyo2020 to # Paris2024 was literally “out of this world” as the mega sport headed for its final. On August 8, a duo of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) represented a discount to “Paris 2024 In a video clip from space.

The next Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held in Paris, the start of which was indicated during a Tokyo 2020 “handover” ceremony. In the video, the two personnel held a “ceremony” in zero gravity in space at inside a spacecraft.

The official Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games India Twitter account shared the clip of the ‘out of this world’ handover.

Speaking to Twitter, French astronaut Thomas Pesquet shared videos of the competition online on August 6. According to the tweet, “With the Tokyo 2020 Olympics ending today and the upcoming Paris 2024 Olympics, Hoshide and I hosted a ceremony. With Aki, we got a bit ahead of the closing ceremony. while waiting for the real handover from Tokyo 2020 to Paris 2024 in a few hours. “

Additionally, he shared footage of Tokyo on the last day of the Olympics. Astronaut Pesquet wrote: “Tokyo was under the clouds when we passed, but another salute for Tokyo 2020 on the last day of the Olympics.”

“Space Olympics”

NASA and the International Space Station (ISS) have created their own brand of “Space Olympics”. According to a tweet, the ISS crew members have split into teams for the very first space games, including the synchronized float and the handless balloon. Astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, JAXA astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who arrived at the space station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, were part of Team Dragon. NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei and cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrovnik from Roscosmos were part of the Soyuz team. Pesquet shared videos of friendly matches played by crew members to celebrate the Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

In the video, the two teams can be seen competing against each other in a handless ball game. By the rules, players must pass a ping pong ball through the trap seals without touching it with any part of their body. The crew members were allowed to use only their breath to move the balloon.

In another tweet, Pesquet said: “Precision shooting in zero gravity – focus and skill (or luck) proved to be necessary to hit the target,” as the crew celebrated the Olympic spirit.

It should be mentioned that the ISS consists of over 20 years of continuous human presence. The ISS crew participate in two and a half hours of daily exercise in space to maintain their level of fitness. The crew is commanded by the Japanese Akihiko Hoshide – where the Olympic Games are held – with three Americans, two Russian cosmonauts and a French astronaut on board.

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