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

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Lisa Winter

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clockDec 15 2014, 23:54 UTC
276 This Is What Astronauts See As They Re-Enter Earth's Atmosphere
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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:

 

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

 

 


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