International Space Station Pulls Off Brilliant Eclipse ‘Photobomb’

The solar eclipse that gripped the USA on Monday (August 21) was overshadowed by the International Space Station gliding across the sun as the manned spacecrafts’ perfectly timed ‘photobomb’ stole the show.

The craft, carrying 6 personnel on board, passed the sun at five miles per second with its silhouette being caught by the NASA cameras as they were trailed towards the spectacular event.

The crew, who make up Expedition 52, comprised of NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy; and ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik tweeted ”From our huge @Space_Station, the view was tremendous and more impressive than was expected #Eclipse2017”

Expedition 52 began in June 2017 and ends in September 2017, during the expedition researchers will display increasingly efficient solar arrays, explore the physics of neutron stars, scrutinise a new drug to fight osteoporosis and observe the negative effects of continued exposure to microgravity on the heart.

Reuters

 
 
 

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