This Is What Astronauts See As They Re-Enter Earth’s Atmosphere


This Is What Astronauts See As They Re-Enter Earth’s Atmosphere

photo credit: NASA

There’s a lot of pomp and circumstance surrounding the launches that bring astronauts to the International Space Station, and we’re always glad when they land safely back on Earth, but what is that experience actually like? This shows what it would look like to peek out of the window while coming through Earth’s atmosphere:

 

 

The GIF is taken from this film, released by NASA:

 

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