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NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise from the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly took this photograph of a sunrise from the International Space Station. (Credit: NASA)

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, currently on a year-long mission on the International Space Station, took this photograph of a sunrise and posted it to social media on Aug. 10, 2015. Kelly wrote, “#GoodMorning to those in the western #USA. Looks like there’s a lot going on down there. #YearInSpace”

The space station and its crew orbit Earth from an altitude of 220 miles, traveling at a speed of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Because the station completes each trip around the globe in about 92 minutes, the crew experiences 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.

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