Tuck and roll! Watch ISS astronauts have fun during orbit-raising thruster fire (video)

Move over, Space Mountain. Three astronauts created their own “amusement park” ride using an entire space station.

The International Space Station needs to raise its orbit, or reboost, every so often to avoid falling back into Earth’s atmosphere. So a Russian Progress spacecraft fired its engines for 13 minutes on Jan. 27, putting the orbiting complex “a few miles higher” above our planet, NASA officials wrote in a blog post Jan. 29. 


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