Image of the space station transiting the Sun
Source: NASA/Joel Kowsky
Published: June 28, 2021
Historical Date: June 25, 2021

This composite image made from seven frames shows the International Space Station in silhouette as it transits the Sun at roughly five miles per second on June 25, 2021. The images were taken from near Nellysford, Virginia.

Onboard the space station at the time: Expedition 65 NASA astronauts Megan McArthur, Mark Vande Hei, Shane Kimbrough, ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, and Roscosmos cosmonauts Pyotr Dubrov and Oleg Novitskiy.

At the time of the transit, Kimbrough and Pesquet were working outside on the station’s port 6 truss to install the second Roll-Out Solar Array (iROSA) on the 4B power channel.


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