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Expedition 32 landing

The Soyuz TMA-04M spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 32 Commander Gennady Padalka of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Russian Flight Engineer Sergie Revin in a remote area near the town of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan, on Monday, September 17, 2012. Padalka, Acaba and Revin returned from five months onboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 31 and 32 crews.

Photo Credit: NASA/Carla Cioffi


Today was incredible. Earlier this afternoon, NASA provided me and 13 other social media users the opportunity to speak with the Expedition 32 crew who are aboard the international space station. My question to astronaut Suni Williams: “What experiments are being conducted aboard the space station?” She replied, but I haven’t the slightest idea what she said. My heart was pounding and all I could think about was whether or not my voice was clear. Essentially, my brain turned to mush and I couldn’t hear anything anymore. If it weren’t for this video, I’d still be in the dark!

All the questions and answers were great (there’s even one in Spanish), but if you want to skip ahead and hear my question, it’s at 17:14.

That horizontal humanoid photobombing the astronauts is Robonaut 2, a dexterous robot designed to help the astronauts when they need an extra pair of hands.

Tudo sempre acaba em virgulas. Isso mesmo, estou indo de encontro a gramática e acabando com tudo o que você achou que sabia sobre português. De jeito nenhum vou assumir que um dia colocaremos um ponto final na nossa história. Será uma vírgula, representando uma pausa bem pequena e não um fim. É menos dramático, mais agradável e romantico o suficiente para te fazer ficar comigo por mais um tempinho,
—  Cinzas de nós dois