A Reporter Asked These Astronauts A Question. Their Response Was Simple But Said It All.

An American, a German, and a Russian walk into a press conference…no, this is not the start to some lame joke, but the start to a story of a truly magical moment between three astronauts. NASA’s Reid Wiseman, ESA’s Alexander Gerst, and commander Maksim Suraev of Russia’s Roscosmos are all crew members of the International Space Station, and during a recent press conference they were asked by a reporter whether US-EU-Russia tensions over Ukraine had altered or influenced their relations. Here is their emphatic answer.

Their message was clear: There’s no politics in space or on the International Space Station. Just astronauts and scientists from all corners of the globe working together for humanity. Source: RT Share their friendly embrace with your friends below.

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This Is What Happens When A 7-Year-Old Asks NASA How To Get To Mars

1. A seven-year-old boy named Dexter wrote this very adorable letter asking NASA how he could get to Mars.

Dear NASA,

My name is Dexter. I heard that you are sending two people to Mars and I would like to come but I’m seven and a half and I can’t. I would like to come in the future, what do I need to do to come an astronaut.

Thank you,
Dexter

3. And proving that NASA is the best, they wrote him back!

4. And included a ton of cool space swag.

5. Along with some photos of Mars.

6. And a very cool picture of the Curiosity Rover.

7. And even more adorably, according to a NASA employee on Reddit, Dexter’s letters are pinned up in cubicles around the office!

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