December 11, 2013
(9 Sept. 2012) --- Tropical Storm Leslie is clearly seen in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 9, 2012, as photographed by one of the Expedition 32 crew members aboard the Cupola of the International Space Station. At the time of the photo, Leslie was centered near 33.4 degrees north latitude and 62.1 degrees west longitude (approximately 175 miles east-northeast of Bermuda) moving northward at 14 miles per hour with winds of 60 miles per hour. The HTV-3 (H-II Transfer Vehicle) of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), which will be disconnected from the orbital outpost and sent to fall into Earth's atmosphere after fully completing its mission, is in the upper left corner.
Topics: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japanese space program, Spaceflight, Weather, Cupola, Longitude, H-II Transfer Vehicle, International Space Station, Disaster Accident