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NASA astronaut takes incredible photo of Michigan at night from outer space

Posted at 11:38 PM, Dec 05, 2019

The Michigan mitten is always greeting visitors, even from space.

NASA Astronaut Christina Koch captured an incredible photo from the International Space Station of the lower portion of Michigan lit up at night.

She Tweeted the photo Wednesday from outer space.

“Good evening, Michigan. The mitten waves back, even at night,” she wrote.

Koch was born in Grand Rapids. She’s currently on track to break the record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, which is 288 consecutive days. In fact, she will be just shy of the longest single spaceflight by a Nasa astronaut: 380 days set by Scott Kelly.