WATCH: International Space Station flies past sun during eclipse

- Millions of people in the United States looked up at the sky on August 21, 2017, and witnessed a rare solar eclipse. But NASA staffers had some of the best seats in the so-called house.

NASA released several photos and a video of the International Space Station seen in silhouette as it transited in front of the sun during the eclipse.

Bill Ingalls of NASA captured the still images from Ross Lake in Northern Cascades National Park, Washington State.

Using a high-speed camera from a vantage point in near Banner, Wyoming, NASA's Joel Kowsky captured moving images of the ISS at 1,500 frames per second, the space agency said.

NASA said the space station was moving roughly five miles per second as it made its way across the sky with the sun and moon behind it.

Six people are on board the ISS right now: NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson, Jack Fischer, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Fyodor Yurchikhin and Sergey Ryazanskiy; and European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli.

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