NASA published a video with spectacular views of countries in Latin America, including Peru and Spain captured by astronauts on the International Space Station.
and its snowy mountains; while other areas also stand out, according to their own geographical characteristics. This is how rivers, glaciers, the sea and forests look.
The countries that appear in the video, which lasts more than two minutes, are Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Spain, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama , Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Uruguay and Venezuela.
NASA, through its social networks, explained that these photos help monitor how our planet is changing from those caused by humans to natural events.
This video is broadcast as part of Hispanic Heritage Month, which began on September 15 and ended on October 15. Each year, NASA celebrates this event as a gesture of appreciation to all Hispanics who contribute in multiple ways and in a wide variety of roles to NASA exploration missions: from astronauts to communications directors, researchers, engineers and medical professionals.
They also posted inspiring stories from their collaborators recounting their experiences on how they came to work at NASA.
The passage of the International Space Station
On October 13, the Peruvian Space Agency – Conida announced the passage of the International Space Station, visible from our country. Months ago, exactly on May 12, it could also be observed from Lima.
It is an artificial satellite dedicated to research that orbits the Earth 15 times a day. The space station has a platform for long-term research in microgravity, to learn to live and work in space.
Precisely, the scientific investigations carried out on board the International Space Station included studies of drugs against cancer, bacterial growth in space and a demonstration of remote control technology. You can check the details here.
This year the International Space Station will celebrate 20 years of continuous human presence at its facilities.
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