Astronauts Prepare for Departure

This Sunday, three members of the International Space Station crew will return to Earth on board a Kazakhstan-bound Soyuz craft, after over six months in orbit. Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers, two of the returning astronauts,  and Joe Acaba, who arrived at the station in May, discuss life on board ISS, the visit of the Dragon capsule,  and current activities in space.

In the SciFri Snack: Do you have the right stuff for the International Space Station? First, you gotta pass the “garage” test from astronaut Don Petit. Hear more, and join the conversation, on Soundcloud.

Segment Guests

Don Pettit

Don Pettit is a NASA astronaut at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

Andre Kuipers

Andre Kuipers is an astronaut with the ESA.

Joe Acaba

Joe Acab is a NASA astronaut.