Monday, May 16, 2016

Astronaut aboard the Space Station posts 'Greetings' to Charleston

Greetings from 250 miles above the 843

Posted by Sam Spence on Mon, May 16, 2016 at 5:21 PM

American astronaut Tim Kopra took a break while circling Earth at about 17,500 mph over the weekend to post a lovely photo of his view of the Charleston peninsula.

Commander Kopra is one of six humans in outer space at the moment, and is the leader of the crew aboard the International Space Station. Kopra is scheduled to return to Earth later this month after more than 150 days in space. The ISS travels at about 4.86 miles-per-second in low-Earth orbit, about 250 miles above the planet.

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