NASA and the astronauts of SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission shared a second of silence to honor U.S. veterans this Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
Veterans Day marks the anniversary of the armistice, an settlement that was signed by the allies and Germany that ended World War I in 1918. Known as Armistice Day up till 1954, this vacation honors veterans and victims of battle.
“Thanks on behalf of Endurance and SpaceX and NASA, and really the world, to all the veterans who give us the ability to do this on a daily basis,” SpaceX Crew-3 mission commander and NASA astronaut Raja Chari, who joined NASA in 2017 as a U.S. Air Force Colonel choose, mentioned in the present day from aboard the Crew Dragon automobile the astronauts are using to the International Space Station.
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Chari is a U.S. navy veteran, having served as a Colonel choose within the U.S. Air Force.
The crew noticed a second of silence collectively to commemorate the vacation.
The Crew-3 astronauts launched on a six-month mission to the orbiting lab final evening (Nov. 10) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mission is ready to dock with the station tonight.
NASA officers, astronauts right here on Earth and other people within the space neighborhood have additionally shared their ideas to commemorate the day.
“We honor the Americans who are serving or have served in the military on this #VeteransDay. We are grateful for your service and sacrifice,” NASA wrote on Twitter.
We honor the Americans who’re serving or have served within the navy on this #VeteransDay. We are grateful on your service and sacrifice. pic.twitter.com/7DG2tA762bNovember 11, 2021
The official web page for NASA’s Artemis moon exploration program additionally weighed in, sharing a post with a picture of Apollo 12 commander Pete Conrad with the American flag on the Ocean of Storms, the mission’s touchdown website on the lunar floor.
Conrad was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving as an aviator, security officer, flight teacher and efficiency engineer.
Thank you, veterans 🇺🇸In this picture, Apollo 12 Commander Pete Conrad holds the American flag on the Ocean of Storms touchdown website on November 19, 1969. @NASA_Astronauts Alan Bean and Richard Gordon joined Conrad on the Apollo 12 mission, forming an all-Navy crew. pic.twitter.com/N6zaJ05OXQNovember 11, 2021
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy additionally shared a number of phrases on-line this Veterans Day. Melroy is a veteran, having served by means of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Just Cause with over 200 fight and fight assist hours logged.
This #VeteransDay we honor the extraordinary people who’ve worn our nation’s uniform. Thank you, particularly, to the greater than 2,200 @NASA staff who’ve served.Today we renew a sacred dedication to indicate our gratitude by upholding the guarantees we make to veterans. pic.twitter.com/LigL9NN2EFNovember 11, 2021
Today we honor over 2,200 members of the @NASA household and the tens of millions of veterans throughout the nation who’ve served our nation and made large sacrifices for our nation at house and overseas. Thank you on your selflessness, tenacity and braveness!November 11, 2021
NASA’s astronauts on the bottom are additionally sharing their ideas this Veterans Day. Both NASA astronaut Bob Hines, who’s slated to launch because the pilot with SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission, and retired NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman have shared their ideas on-line.
To all the boys and ladies of the armed forces, previous & current, astro_kjell and I together with our EVA coaching group salute you on your service to our nation. Happy Veteran’s Day! pic.twitter.com/ZBSyAzSNXCNovember 11, 2021
I be a part of the nation in expressing my gratitude to our veterans and their households. Thank you on your service and sacrifice. #VeteransDay pic.twitter.com/XmZGjCv0wXNovember 11, 2021