In what may be the best single representation of the visual feast of images we have enjoyed from Expedition 28 flight engineer Ron Garan during his 5 1/2 month stay aboard the ISS, this amazing image shows him inside the Station’s cupola as he took his last images of Earth before departing.
I must say, if anything embodies the blurring line between science fiction and science reality that’s become a daily part of our lives… this is it.
Thanks to Ron for sharing this on his Twitter feed! Follow him on Twitter @Astro_Ron, and be sure to check out his website FragileOasis.org and become a member there.
Image has been rotated 90º from the original: twitpic.com/6qnsgy
UPDATE 4/16/12: Ron shared this post on his Google+ page… he says “I call it ‘Downside Up Downunder’.” Thanks again Ron!