NC State grad tweets Outer Banks photo from International Space Station

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N.C. State graduate-turned-astronaut Christina Koch gave a nod to her home state Monday when she tweeted a photo of the Outer Banks taken from the International Space Station.

The image shows North Carolina’s barrier islands from about250 miles above, on a largely cloudless day.

“It took my breath away as it came into focus,” Koch tweeted. “My first glimpse of coastal North Carolina from space. It’s a special thing to see from above the place where you grew up-- the ocean that first inspired my fascination with things that make me feel small & planted the seed to explore.”

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