"I didn’t think the views could get any better."
Crew Dragon Time Lapse
NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, one of the ten crew members currently residing on board the International Space Station, shared a gorgeous time lapse taken by crew mate and Japanese space agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
The stunning time lapse was taken from inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule nicknamed Resilience, which will soon be joined by a second capsule on April 22 — a beautiful 15-second clip of a view of planet Earth that only a select few will ever be able to enjoy in person.
— Mike Hopkins (@Astro_illini) April 12, 2021
Earlier this month, four of the ten ISS crew members squeezed inside Resilience to take it for a ride around the space station to make room for the second Crew Dragon craft, dubbed Endeavour.
Resilience moved to international docking adapter 3 (IDA-3), which was installed on the zenith, or space-facing, port of the space station’s Harmony module back in 2019.
It’s unclear whether the time lapse was taken from the space-facing IDA-3 port or the “forward”-facing IDA-2 port, Resilience’s previous parking spot.
Since arriving at the station on November 15 on board a Crew Dragon capsule — SpaceX’s second crewed mission involving the spacecraft — Noguchi has taken the time to post numerous breathtaking views of planet Earth on his Twitter account.
— NOGUCHI, Soichi 野口 聡一（のぐち そういち） (@Astro_Soichi) April 11, 2021
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