WATCH: International Space Station Captures View of Category 3 Hurricane Laura
By NASA information center // August 26, 2020
space station passed directly over the storm
(NASA)– Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views of Tropical Storm Laura from approximately 250 miles above.
The space station passed directly over the tropical system on Sunday, August 23, prior to the storm making landfall on Cuba.
The National Hurricane Center is projecting Laura to strengthen into a hurricane once in the Gulf of Mexico, with landfall expected on the U.S. Gulf Coast later this week.
Tropical cyclones/hurricanes are the most powerful weather events on Earth.
NASA’s expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane weather forecasting.