Photo Credit: Col. Doug Hurley - Johannesburg

Col. Doug Hurley is on board the International Space Station and he recently captured an image of South Africa at night; including the Johannesburg ring road.


International Space Station (10 July 2020) – Even Astronauts think South Africa is beautiful! Col. Doug Hurley captured three beautiful images of South Africa’s capitals at night time.

The talented Astronaut captured the images as the International Space Station drifted over South Africa. As it was night time, he was able to capture our three capitals lit up.

Astronauts often take photos of the things they see and we are so chuffed that this time, South Africa was on the map! Col. Doug Hurley has had quite an interesting career with NASA; he has been the pilot of shuttle missions STS-127 and STS-135, and the DM-2 Spacecraft Commander for ISS Expedition 63.

This time, Col. Doug Hurley formed part of the team that took off in the SpaceX Crew Dragon. This mission returned astronaut launches into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011. Previously all launches took place in Russia. It was an incredible launch to witness.

Have you ever run outside to watch as the International Space Station comes flying past? Even as an adult it is an exciting thing to take part in. To do this, you can check your location via NASA and they will tell you the exact date and time it will be visible (weather permitting) – you check the website here.

Take a look at our cities below.

Photo Credit: Col. Doug Hurley – Pretoria
Photo Credit: Col. Doug Hurley – Johannesburg
Photo Credit: Col. Doug Hurley – Cape Town

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