Texas Wildfires As Seen From the Space Station: Video

Here is a video from NASA which has the astronauts and ground control discussing the fire situation in Texas as the ISS flies over the state. The smoke plumes are clearly visible about halfway through the video. The space station is moving from southwest to northeast over the state, but the video starts out when they are still well south of Texas, over Mexico, so you have to be patient.

When those plumes of smoke come into view, it sort of sends a chill down the spine. You suddenly realize how large these fires really are.

On a side note: there is an astronaut who is native Texan on the space station right now, and he is deeply affected by what he sees. I think we all are. Here’s the video for you.


About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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