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International Space Station crew members show you what these cities look like from space

This video is out of this world.


Josh Katzowitz

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 2, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 6:36 pm CDT

If you ever imagined a scenario where you got to spend all of your time on the International Space Station looking out the window at Earth and trying to figure out all the cities you saw from hundreds of miles high in the sky, you apparently are not alone.

As you can see in the video below where ISS crew members Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio point their video camera to the world below and spot cities in Italy (the boot looks pretty strange from space) along with San Francisco, Houston, and Chicago.

Overall, it’s a great geography lesson, especially if you didn’t realize exactly just how massive Lake Michigan is.

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*First Published: Sep 2, 2017, 3:42 pm CDT