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Flying over Spain and Europe
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- Title Flying over Spain and Europe
- Released: 22/05/2017
- Length 00:00:43
- Language English
- Footage Type Exterior shot
- Copyright ESA/NASA
Timelapse made from images taken by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet on the International Space Station. Thomas commented: "Timelapse over Spain and Europe but under the clouds. Many aircraft contrails over Spain. This timelapse shows how difficult it can be to take specific pictures of cities or areas on Earth. Even when we have the time not working on experiments our target will often be hidden by clouds!"
The video is assembled on Earth and is around 25 times faster than a normal video.
ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet is spending six months on the International Space Station as part of his Proxima mission. During Proxima, Thomas will perform around 50 scientific experiments for ESA and France’s space agency CNES as well as take part in many research activities for the other Station partners.
The mission is part of ESA’s vision to use Earth-orbiting spacecraft as a place to live and work for the benefit of European society while using the experience to prepare for future voyages of exploration further into the Solar System.
More about the Proxima mission: http://www.esa.int/proxima
Connect with Thomas Pesquet: http://thomaspesquet.esa.int