Astronaut's Stunning Photographs Of Earth From Space Are Like Nothing You've Ever Seen
On March 27, astronaut Scott Kelly embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime journey: a historic mission dubbed, “A Year In Space.”
Kelly, along with Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, was sent to live aboard the International Space Station for a total of 522 days as part of NASA’s research on the long-term effects of zero-gravity.
With the mission, NASA hopes to better understand conditions in space so we can, someday, develop permanent extraterrestrial communities.
Kelly’s job is rigorous and, predictably, rather lonely. But the payoff — to spend a year in outer space watching the Earth from afar — is immense and, by all accounts, absolutely worth it.
The brave astronaut has spent his free time documenting the beauty of our Earth from his unparalleled vantage point aboard the ISS, and his stunning photographs will give you a renewed appreciation for this place we call home.
Take a look below.