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Recognizing countries from space - Questions and answers with David Saint-Jacques live from space

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Recognizing countries from space - 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: How do you recognize all the countries that you fly over?

(Credits: Canadian Space Agency, NASA)

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Text: How do you recognize all the countries that you fly over? - Neil

David Saint-Jacques: This is a fun game to play, up here. If you go to the Cupola, you try to guess where you are. It's just a test of your knowledge of geography. And if you're really – for example, it's easy to recognize Italy. It looks like a boot. It's easy for me to recognize parts of Canada, because I know it better than other places. If you don't know, then we have a computer nearby, that tells us with a map of the world, and it tells us where the Space Station is at every moment of time. So, then we can know where we are when we look down to the Earth.

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