NASA shares new images of the International Space Station


NASA has shared a new set of images showing the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit, captured by astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, as it flew around the orbital position earlier this month.

The flight took place at the start of the repatriation flight for Pesquet and three of Crew 2 astronauts after a six-month stay aboard the space station, Digitartlends reported.

The images were taken with a Nikon D5 DSLR camera, the same camera Pesquet used to take many of his stunning photos of Earth during his time aboard the International Space Station.

Pesquet’s International Space Station images show the satellite from multiple angles, with both the blackness of space and Earth 250 miles below serving as a backdrop.

One of the highlights is the space station’s large solar arrays that help operate the facility.

The International Space Station was in operation two decades ago and serves as a space laboratory that allows astronauts from multiple countries to conduct scientific experiments in microgravity conditions.

The space station travels at 17,500 miles per hour and orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes or so.

The station has an area of ​​356 feet (109 meters), NASA says.

The space agency describes the facility’s living and working space as “larger than a home with six bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, and a large 360-degree window.”

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