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NASA astronaut Victor Glover shares first video from space

The Cal Poly alum is on the ISS for a six-month stay
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Posted at 12:47 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 15:54:03-05

“The video just doesn't do it justice. It is pretty amazing though."

Those were the words spoken by Cal Poly alum and NASA astronaut Victor Glover Tuesday, while sharing his first video from space - a view of Earth taken through a window on the Dragon Resilience.

“The scale of detail and sensory inputs made this a breathtaking perspective!,” he said in a Twitter post that had been viewed 1.6 million times as of early Wednesday afternoon.

The SpaceX capsule arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) last Tuesday.

Glover said the first few days on the ISS were a blur. “We hit the ground running with maintenance, science, and spacewalk prep. It’s taking me some time to get my bearings, but I finally had a chance to snap some pictures of my new home for the next 6 months,” he shared in a Twitter post Monday.

Glover and his three crewmates will be at the ISS for the next six months.

He is the first Black astronaut arriving at the ISS for an extended stay and joins more than 300 other NASA astronauts who, to date, have reached space, according to the New York Times.

The 44-year-old Southern California native graduated from Cal Poly in 1999 with an engineering degree.

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