Plumes of black and white smoke from a more than two week Fort McMurray inferno has reached Canada’s east coast and has moved towards Newfoundland and beyond. Best proof are photographs taken by English astronaut Tim Peake, commander of the International Space Station.
Hovering 250 miles above earth, ISS has been home for well over 300 dwellers, both men and women. Peake who is well into the last half of a six month stay, has been regularly forwarding Northern Alberta fire information back to NASA which is then sent up the line to smoke eaters battling the stubborn historic costly crisis which has left 80,000 homeless.
Final price tag could be well above $10 billion once all costs are tabulated. So much appreciation to the six aboard ISS, for being additional eyes in the sky when it comes to monitoring the havoc below.
On a side note, it was 43 yrs ago (two days ago), that the U.S.’s 1st space station launched. Monday, the Intl. @Space_Station marked its 100,000th orbit.