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ISS astronauts celebrate New Year’s Eve 16 times

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) celebrated the New Year’s Eve a whopping 16 times since the space station passed over a part of Earth witnessing midnight sixteen times.

The ISS circles the globe at about 28,163 kmph, NASA said. The crew spent the day working on a variety of experiments, ranging from those directed at better understanding changes that occur in the human eye during long-duration spaceflights, and with Earth observations aimed at helping with disaster aid on the Earth’s surface.

The crew also continued preparations for the arrival of the next cargo supply ship, the commercial resupply mission of SpaceX-5 and the Dragon spacecraft. — PTI



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