According tomedia BGR reported that no matter which time zone, many people around the world must be on New Year’s Eve with family and friends gathered together to meet the arrival of 2020. For astronauts on the International Space Station, it’s a luxury, they don’t even have a time zone of their own. And when will they celebrate the beginning of 2020?
In a tweet shared by the Official Account of the International Space Station, the astronauts wished everyone on Earth a happy New Year and provided us with some information about when to celebrate the start of the new year.
The International Space Station orbits the Earth at a speed of nearly five miles per second. Time zones don’t make much sense when you move fast and complete multiple orbits of the Earth every day. That’s why the International Space Station operates at Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). By adhering to Greenwich Mean Time, astronauts can maintain a set schedule.
In any case, life on the International Space Station will return to normal as the holidays come to an end. They still have a lot of work to do before the next crew rotates.