A beautiful photo of the Moon from the ISS: NASA astronaut Nick Hague took this amazing photo of the Earth and moon from the International Space Station (ISS) and published it on his Twitter account, saying “good night from space station”.
The distance between the Moon and the ISS is almost the same as the distance between the Moon and Earth. But the astronauts aboard the space station have a much clearer view of the moon – because they are over the atmosphere and its distortive effect (the same reason why we send telescopes into space).
What’s more, since the station orbits the Earth every 90 minutes, each day the crew experiences a moonrise about 16 times a day.
Born on September 24, 1975, Nick Hague is an American flight test engineer and a NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.
Selected to be a flight engineer on the International Space Station, his first launch was on Soyuz MS-10, which aborted shortly after take-off on October 11, 2018, due to a booster failure. The crew, Hague, and the Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin landed safely after a ballistic descent.
His second launch, on March 14, 2019, was successful, taking him and his fellow Soyuz MS-12 crew members to join ISS Expedition 59/60. Ovchinin, too, launched to the ISS again on Soyuz MS-12, with Hague and Christina Koch, NASA astronaut of the class of 2013.
- Nick Hague on Wikipedia