The European Space Agency is celebrating the first TikTok ever made in space.
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently posted the 90-second clip and guided viewers through life on the International Space Station. She even showed the stuffed animals she had brought for the six-month flight with the missile maker SpaceX. Cristoforetti is on the Crew-4 mission and said that the first days on board the ISS were spent learning as much as possible from the Crew-3 mission team.
The first TikTok in space
“Follow me boldly where no TikToker has landed,” Cristoforetti said at the end of her video, which currently has about 700,000 views.
Those of us still stuck on the surface of the Earth certainly think we like to see what astronauts do at work.
Also recently, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer showed us his comfortable night routine, just a few weeks after we learned how to recycle urine and that the ISS toilet was broken. Maybe we’ll get to see the first dance that is created in zero gravity.
If everything goes according to the SpaceX plan, we may even see the first TikTok created on Mars.
One of SpaceX’s top employees told a conference this week that SpaceX will likely reach Mars before NASA’s Artemis mission completes it.
SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell said in a video interview with CNBC that the astronauts will have their boots on Mars before the end of the 2020s and will use one of SpaceX’s future reusable rockets, called Starship. Rockets can carry people and payloads, and Shotwell said in his interview that payloads will reach the Red Planet in about five years, soon followed by humans.
@astrosamantha Back on the International Space Station! 🙋🏻♀️ #MissionMinerva #HomeAwayFromHome #SpaceTok ♬ Luxury fashion (no vocals) – TimTaj