Exclusive clip: NASA astronaut Scott Kelly describes moments before rocket launch

Science
Speaker 1: From the time you leave the United States for Russian soy uses launch, it's this whole process of different traditions. You have to visit the Kremlin and you have to go to, you know, pay respects to the cosmos and the, uh, Russian and Soviet space program. You had to look at the bell and the cannon because previous crew members I've done that. And then a couple weeks before you fly down to BOR and you go through similar kind of traditions and preparations, it's a, you know, iconic [00:00:30] place. Speaker 2: Good. I know, I know that you have a brother and you are, is it really difficult? Uh, not, doesn't see each other for one. Yeah. Uh, no, it's not. Speaker 3: Thank you. Speaker 1: Heading to the launchpad van stops [00:01:00] the same spot that Erie Aaron stopped and got out and peed on the tire. So we have to get out, undo our spacesuit pee on the tire, get back in button, your spacesuit up and keep heading to the rocket. You always get a blessing from the Russian Orthodox priest, which is, uh, generally pretty cool old water in your face. Cause they're not your superstitions and traditions. [00:01:30] They seem a little bit odd, but uh, yeah, one of their big cultural things is if their friends are going on a trip, then they have to be there to say goodbye. Even if it's a, at a base of a fueled rocket, there's like a hundred people up there. And you're just trying to get through this crowd. It's like madness crazy. It's like a big party at the base of the rocket there's smokers out there. I've seen them. Yep.

Up Next

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It
lotuscmsstill

Up Next

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop
240613-site-samsung-dex-1

The Galaxy S24 Ultra With Samsung DeX Replaced My Laptop

See Inside Rivian's Electric Vehicle Test Labs
rivian-cnet

See Inside Rivian's Electric Vehicle Test Labs

Apple's AI at WWDC Will Take a Different Twist
omt-wwdc-custom-ai-emojis-v2-clean

Apple's AI at WWDC Will Take a Different Twist

Travel Advice from AI? The Points Guy Schools ChatGPT
exvsai-the-points-guy-clean

Travel Advice from AI? The Points Guy Schools ChatGPT

Apple TV Just Leveled Up with the RetroArch App
240523-site-i-turned-my-apple-tv-into-a-sega-genesis

Apple TV Just Leveled Up with the RetroArch App

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery
cs-ai-coaching-seq-00-07-22-19-still001

I Tried Three Fitness Apps to Help My Postpartum Recovery

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Ultimate Good Lock Tips and Tricks
240509-yt-galaxy-s24-ultra-good-lock-app-v04

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Ultimate Good Lock Tips and Tricks

Did a Week With the Apple Watch Make Me Use My iPhone Less?
240419-site-does-having-an-apple-watch-make-me-use-my-iphone-less-4

Did a Week With the Apple Watch Make Me Use My iPhone Less?

How Google Tests the Cameras in Its Pixel Phones
240417-site-google-pixel-lab-exclusive-1

How Google Tests the Cameras in Its Pixel Phones

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Leesa Reserve vs Tempur-Pedic: Which Memory Foam Bed Is Best for You?
The Leesa Reserve mattress and the Tempur-Pedic mattress against a colorful background with a versus logo in the front.

Leesa Reserve vs Tempur-Pedic: Which Memory Foam Bed Is Best for You?

The Future of AR Glasses at AWE 2024
scott-thumb-2

The Future of AR Glasses at AWE 2024

TCL 115-inch TV Unboxing: OMG This Thing is Huge
tcl115inch-00-02-53-17-still001

TCL 115-inch TV Unboxing: OMG This Thing is Huge

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It
lotuscmsstill

Driving 4,000 Miles in Lotus' New EV Was Brutal and I Loved It

A Closer Look at Apple's AI: What We Didn't Hear in the WWDC Keynote
One More Thing Thumbnail

A Closer Look at Apple's AI: What We Didn't Hear in the WWDC Keynote

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?
The Dreamfoam Essential mattress against a colorful background with a man's hands pushing down on the side of the bed.

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress sits on a bed frame while a man tests the edge of the mattress against a colorful background.

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed
The Lull Original Premium mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?
The Casper Wave mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini
Three people in a room filled with mattresses against a colorful background

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini