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Natural disasters - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

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Uploaded on March 27, 2019

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Natural disasters - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

2019-03-27 - During the launch of the Exploring Earth initiative, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques answers the following question, live from the International Space Station: Can you see natural disasters from the Space Station?

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Text: Can you see natural disasters from the Space Station? - Jillian Tran

David Saint-Jacques: We can see disasters. For example, we can see flooding very easily, if the flooding is severe. I saw a major flood last week, in South America. We can see that rivers overflowed their banks. We can also see volcanic eruptions. We can see the smoke coming out of erupting volcanos. I’d say those are the biggest disasters we can see from space.

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