Tuesday, August 21, 2018

One Minute over Australia | International Space Station

Expedition 56 Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev gives us views of northern Australia, the Northern Territory (NT) and Queensland, from the International Space Station before it passes over Papua New Guinea. You can also see the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers (1,400 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometers (133,000 sq mi). The reef is located in the Coral Sea, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The Great Barrier Reef can be seen from outer space and is the world's biggest single structure made by living organisms. This reef structure is composed of and built by billions of tiny organisms, known as coral polyps. It supports a wide diversity of life and was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981.
(Source: Wikipedia)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos (Russian: Роскосмос), is a state corporation responsible for the space flight and cosmonautics program of the Russian Federation.

Credit: Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscomos
Duration: 1 minute, 14 seconds
Release Date: August 9, 2018


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