Happy Fourth of July from Space! Astronauts Send Video Message Home

Space.com | 7/4/2019 | Mike Wall
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Happy Independence Day, from the only two Americans living off the planet at the moment.

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague beamed a Fourth of July video message home from the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday (July 3).

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"As we orbit our planet high above you, we want to take a moment and wish all Americans, at home and around the world, a very happy Fourth of July," Koch said in the video.

She and Hague struck a patriotic tone, wearing special American-flag-themed flight suits and taping the message next to a flag-festooned wall. The astronauts also lauded the many space-exploration feats the United States has pulled off to date and stressed that more big things are coming down the pike.

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"It's an incredibly exciting time for spaceflight in America," Hague said. "From the completion of the first flight in the commercial crew program to the unveiling of the bold plan to send the first woman and the next man to the moon...
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