Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has made the first ever TikTok video in space and it is, of course, getting all the due attention.
TikTok is everywhere. Even in space. The social media platform for short videos had been a charmer ever since it arrived, with people around the world hopping on to the platform to create viral clips.
We have been seeing TikTok videos from around the globe breaking the internet with viral views. As if that isn’t enough, TikTok has debuted in space of late, thanks to a European Space Agency astronaut.
TikTok makes space foray
Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti has made the first ever TikTok video in space and it is of course getting all the due attention from earthlings. Cristoforetti, a SpaceX astronaut, posted a TikTok video from the International Space Station (ISS) on May 5, and the event has created history.
By becoming the first-ever TikToker in space, Samantha Cristoforetti is enjoying all the love showered on her by people from the earth. It was on April 27 that Cristoforetti had landed on the orbiting lab for a six-month stay.
Talking of the first ever TikTok video made in space, it comes across as an 88-seconds long clip that opens the door for viewers to have a sneak peek at Crew-4’s launch. The video introduces viewers to mission’s two zero-g indicators and a toy monkey named Etta.
Video educates the viewer
Samantha Cristoforetti elaborates on Etta, short for ‘scimmietta’, the Italian word for “little monkey”. The video also shows viewers the International Space Station. One gets to understand the hectic schedule of the SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission from the video that has already gone viral.
When we say viral, we mean the video made by Samantha Cristoforetti has already breached the 2 lakh views benchmark and has garnered more than 8,000 likes.
Now with the first ever TikTok video made in space having arrived in our midst, we need to look forward to more such in the near future. For, such videos don’t just fall under the entertainment category, they could me more than that in term of information sharing and learning.