The NASA video Expedition 63 Inflight with New York Times, Fox News, and USA Today - July 7, 2020 begins with NASA astronaut and Expedition 63 commander Christopher Cassidy discussing with an unidentified New York Times reporter:

NYTimes: …I guess I’m curious just how far away you are from us, and if you had to drop a pin and I guess you would never do that but which country would it land in? What are you over?

Cassidy: Let me answer that question in about 20 seconds, we’re depending on a computer to open up a program, but we’re orbiting 250 miles above the Earth and it looks like we are abeam1 of Baja California, just a little bit out into the Pacific Ocean.

NYTimes: mm-hmm, so over America!

[long pause]

NYTimes: I don’t know if you’re… so basically you are above us; the US-Mexican border.

Cassidy: Yeah, right, we’re just over the Pacific Ocean. We just passed California heading south2.

Question: When did this interview begin exactly? What area was the ISS above exactly when this interview began?

note: If we can get a date and time stamp we can check the TLEs if necessary to get the location, so what we really need is the time.

1abeam: Nautical, Aeronautics. at right angles to the fore-and-aft line (from dictionary.com)

2It seems things “went south” in more ways than one.



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