Astronaut Christina Koch captured from ISS Cape Canaveral, U.S.

Credit: Christina Koch, NASA

Cape Canaveral is a prominent cape in Florida near the center of the state’s Atlantic coast, which lies east of Merritt Island, separated from it by the Banana River. Many U.S. spacecraft have been launched from both the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and the Kennedy Space Center on adjacent Merritt Island, the area is called “the Space Coast.” Cape Canaveral was chosen for rocket launches to take advantage of the Earth’s rotation. The linear velocity of the Earth’s surface is greatest towards the equator; the relatively southerly location of the cape allows rockets to take advantage of this by launching eastward, in the same direction as the Earth’s rotation.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Christina Koch’s Tweet
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