05/29/2014 01:00 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

These Astronauts Hugged It Out In Response To Reporter's Question About Political Tension

There are few thing in life better than a hug, but an embrace representing international unity and friendship takes the gesture to a whole new level.

When a reporter for a Russian television station NTV asked the question, "Is there any place for politics in space?" these three International Space Station crew members from three different countries didn't need words to answer.

Instead, Alexander Gerst of Germany, Maxim Suraev of Russia and American Reid Wiseman let their love do the talking and engaged in one heck of a group hug.

"This is our answer," Wiseman said in Russian, according to RT.

"Yes, this is our answer for everyone to see," Suraev chimed in.

The display of international friendship took place at a news conference in Kazakhstan on Tuesday, on the eve of the crew's departure for a six-month mission at the International Space Station, according to The Associated Press.



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