Astronaut films the fastest California to Denver flight you’ve ever seen

A view of the Great Plains cities, labeled as including "Denver," from the International Space Station in 2011. (ISS/NASA)

Jack Fischer, a Colorado native currently living on the International Space Station, just captured video of a truly unbeatable trip: San Diego to Denver at five miles per second.

This video, which plays at accelerated speed, begins with a view of California, passes over the barren West, and ends with the familiar blobs of metro Denver just before the ISS reaches sunlight.

I would say this might convince some flat-earthers, but Earth actually looks a little too good. (That’s because it was filmed from freaking space.)

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Andrew Kenney

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Andrew Kenney writes about public spaces, Denver phenomena and whatever else. He previously worked for six years as a reporter at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. His most prized possession is his collection of bizarre voicemail. Leave him one at 303-502-2803, or email