Nasa daily picture for October 17: Puerto Rico From the Space Station

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Puerto Rico photographed from low Earth orbit

NASA astronaut Joe Acaba photographed Puerto Rico from the cupola of the International Space Station on Oct. 12, 2017. Sharing the image with his followers on social media, he wrote, "Finally a chance to see the beautiful island of Puerto Rico from @Space_Station. Continued thoughts throughout the recovery process."

Acaba, whose parents were both born in Puerto Rico, joined NASA as a member of the 2004 class of astronauts and is on his third mission to the space station as a Flight Engineer on the Expedition 53/54 crew.

Image Credit: NASA



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