A big hug is an unbeatable cure for lots of things – even a tricky question that could have easily rocked the boat big time.

When a reporter for a Russian television station 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 with a heartwarming group hug.

“This is our answer” Reid Wiseman said in Russian.

“Yes, this is our answer for everyone to see,” Suraev added.

The display of international friendship took place at a news conference in Kazakhstan this week on the eve of the crew’s departure for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.

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