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A wonderful video clip captured from the window of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft amazed NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins with its brilliance.
The clip shows a field of black and blue stars moving across the frame and was captured by JAXA astronaut, Soichi Noguchi.
“I didn’t think the scenery would be better,” Hopkins said in a comment on the video he shared on his official Twitter account. “Then my crewmate, Soichi Noguchi, took these night shots from the Resilience vehicle and amazed me.”
Noguchi and Hopkins are among the 10 astronauts currently on board the International Space Station, which is orbiting 250 miles above Earth.
The duo shared the trip to the orbital laboratory with two other NASA astronauts as part of SpaceX’s Crew-1 mission in November 2020.
The crew of the Crew-1 mission were the first astronauts to be transported to the International Space Station by the first commercial operator from US soil since the last space shuttle flight in 2011.
Noguchi, who captured an exciting video of the stars moving outside the Crew Dragon spacecraft, flew to the International Space Station three times.
His first flight was on the space shuttle, which he retired in 2011, then he traveled to the station aboard the Soyuz spacecraft operated by Roscosmos, and finally, on his last flight, he became the first Japanese astronaut to fly on a commercial spacecraft.
Besides doing scientific work on the International Space Station, Noguchi has been busy taking pictures from space and sharing them on social media, including a still image of the Milky Way as seen from the “Dragon Eye”. It is a wonderful shot that shows the beauty of the universe in a way that we would not normally see from Earth.
Source: Daily Mail