Science and Exploration

First Hint of Sunrise From Space

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
July 31, 2013
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First Hint of Sunrise From Space
First hint of sunrise from space.

On July 30, 2013, Expedition 36 Flight Engineer Karen L. Nyberg of NASA took this photograph of a sunrise viewed from the International Space Station.
As the space station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour, the crew sees about 16 sunrises and sunsets daily.

Karen Nyberg (@AstroKarenN) on Twitter

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