October 31, 2013
(2 Dec. 2012) --- One of the Expedition 34 crew members aboard the International Space Station captured this still image of Super Typhoon Bopha on Dec. 2, 2012. The storm was bearing down on the Philippines with winds of 135 miles per hour. Meteorologists are predicting that the storm will make landfall on Mindanao in the early morning of Dec. 4 local time, as either a category 4 or 5. Parts of the orbital outpost are seen in the picture -- the Permanent Multipurpose Module on the left, and Mini-Research Module 1 (MRM1) on the right.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Weather, Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Mini-Research Module, Typhoons, Rassvet, Leonardo, Space stations, International Space Station, Manned spacecraft