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Space Station Continues Tropical Storms Watch

Aboard the International Space Station, external and crew-tended cameras captured new views of Hurricane Katia and Tropical Storm Nate on September 9, 2011. The video of strengthening Tropical Storm Nate from 230 miles above the Earth was acquired at 10:46 a.m. Eastern time as the system began a slow, drifting northwestward motion over the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico with winds of 65 miles an hour. Nate was expected to strengthen into a hurricane by September 10 before moving west or southwest to make landfall along the south central Mexican coastline. The view of Katia was recorded a few minutes later at 10:54 a.m. Eastern time as the hurricane sped northeastward over the open Atlantic with winds of 85 miles an hour, posing no threat to the United States.
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