Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The Great Lakes | Axiom 1 Mission | International Space Station

The Great Lakes | Axiom 1 Mission | International Space Station

Axiom 1 Mission Commander Michael L贸pez-Alegr铆a: "Very soon I get to fly back home, on a dragon, to this beautiful planet! 馃摳"

The Great Lakes, also called the Great Lakes of North America or the Laurentian Great Lakes, is a series of large interconnected freshwater lakes with sea-like characteristics in the mid-east region of North America that connect to the Atlantic Ocean via the Saint Lawrence River. They are Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie, and Ontario and are in general on or near the Canada–United States border. Hydrologically, there are four lakes, because lakes Michigan and Huron join at the Straits of Mackinac. The Great Lakes Waterway enables modern travel and shipping by water among the lakes.

The Great Lakes are the largest group of freshwater lakes on Earth by total area and are second-largest by total volume, containing 21% of the world's surface fresh water by volume.

Former NASA astronaut, Michael L贸pez-Alegr铆a, is vice-president of business development for Axiom Space. L贸pez-Alegr铆a has flown four times in space already on space shuttle missions STS-73, STS-92, and STS- 113. He was also the commander of International Space Station (ISS) Expedition 14, coming to and from the space station aboard a Russian Soyuz TMA-9.

Ax-1 crew members Commander Michael L贸pez-Alegr铆a of Spain and the United States, Pilot Larry Connor of the United States, and Mission Specialists Eytan Stibbe of Israel, and Mark Pathy of Canada are on a 10-day space mission. The crew is spending over eight days on the International Space Station conducting scientific research, outreach, and commercial activities.

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Credit: Michael L贸pez-Alegr铆a/Axiom Space

Image Date: April 18, 2022

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