Hurricane Irene's Terrifying Scale as Seen From Space

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This excerpt of a video from the International Space Station reveals the unbelievable size of Hurricane Irene as it approaches the eastern coast of the U.S. This video was taken from 230 miles above Earth on August 24, 2011.

To watch this video in its entirety, visit NASA.gov.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.
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