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Where Over the World is Astronaut Scott Kelly?

Posted April 23, 2015

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is living and working off the Earth, for the Earth aboard the International Space Station for a yearlong mission. Traveling the world more than 220 miles above the Earth, and at 17,500 mph, he circumnavigates the globe more than a dozen times a day. During his stay on station, he will have the opportunities to see and photograph various geographical locations on Earth from space. In fact, part of his job while in space will be to capture images of Earth for scientific observations.

Scott Kelly. Image credit: NASA

Scott Kelly. Image credit: NASA

Through these snapshots, Kelly will share his view from space and also engage the public by way of a virtual journey around the world via a geography trivia game on Twitter.

How to play: Users follow @StationCDRKelly on Twitter, who will tweet a photo from space every Wednesday during his one-year mission. The first person to @reply to @StationCDRKelly with the correct answer wins. Use the hashtag #spacegeo after your reply and to follow the geography game on Twitter from space. Players are competing to be the first to name that location of Earth from space to win a printed photo of the image taken from space and autographed by Kelly after his return to Earth in March 2016. The winning photos will be posted to along with the winner’s name. Participants will be limited to receiving one prize during the duration of the contest.

Source: NASA

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