Monday, February 13, 2012

Space Station Video

I found these videos from the International Space Station the other day and thought they were so interesting. We don't hear much about it in the news now that the shuttle program has ended, but I think it is so fascinating how things look at night when you are 230 miles above the Earth. And, they are traveling at 5 miles per second, which comes out to be roughly 17,500 miles an hour. The crew on board could see a sunrise once every 92 minutes.

I'm posting a video that shows what it looks like from the International Space Station at night when flying from Mexico to New Brunswick. Can you pick out the individual cities at night? One of the first big cities you'll see is Dallas. And toward the end of the video, you will catch a glimpse of the Aurora (Northern Lights). The astronauts on board really get an amazing show as they travel around the Earth.

The other video I'm posting is of a moonset. Enjoy!



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