ISS Astronaut Chases A Spaceship Getting Destroyed Into The Atmosphere

I've seen some good re-entries filmed from orbit, but I like this one because it feels like a chase. In fact, it is a chase, as the ISS was following the same direction of the Russian Progress Resupply that was destroyed.

The Progress spaceship undocked from the ISS on October 29. This image sequence, taken by Expedition 29's astronaut Mike Fossum, goes from 12:49:23 to 12:54:07 GMT, "on a pass starting about 900 miles [1448km] east of New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean travelling southeastward." It just needs the music from the final battle in A New Hope.

[Discover Magazine]

Trending Stories Right Now