On Labor Day In Space, ISS Astronauts Take Some Well-Deserved Time Off

September 1, 2014 2:46 PM

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While many Americans will spend Labor Day (Sept. 1) barbecuing, relaxing and soaking up the end of summer, U.S. astronauts in space will spend the holiday in their own way: floating in weightlessness.

Right now, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson commands the International Space Station with fellow American Reid Wiseman serving as a flight engineer. The pair forms one-third of the space station's six-man Expedition 40 crew, with three Russian cosmonauts and European Space Agency astronaut rounding out ...

Also read: Spaceship carrying three-man crew docks with ISS, NASA TV reports

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