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An Astronaut’s View of Earth

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This really is a must-see… it’s a video by NASA TV showing our planet as it is experienced by the privileged few who have flown in space and spent time aboard the International Space Station. Looking down on the landscapes of our world from orbit, passing 225 miles over land and sea at 17,000 miles per hour… it’s simply incredible. And breathlessly beautiful.

I don’t know how they get any work done up there with a view like this.

The commentary is by Dr. Justin Wilkinson, a scientist with the Crew Earth Observations Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Enjoy!

Credit: NASA TV

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on May 27, 2011, in Earth and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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