Astronauts are very fond of watching the beauties of our planet from space. Let’s look at the most impressive shots that any “earthly” photographer envies.
1. In the photo – the mouth of the Betsibuka river in the northwestern part of the island of Madagascar. The picture was taken on March 8, 2005 by a member of the ISS-10 crew, who worked for the ISS from October 16, 2004 to April 24, 2005.
2. The picture shows the hurricane “Dean” – the strongest tropical cyclone of the Atlantic hurricane season. The photo was taken on August 18, 2007 by crew members on the space shuttle Endeavor.
3. 5-13 October 1984 – view of the Great Himalayas from the south-west. Photography captures the territory of India, Pakistan and China. The picture was taken during the 6th flight of the shuttle “Challenger” by one of the crew members.
4. Great Lakes, located in North America. On the foreground is Lake Ontario, and in the central part of the picture is the city of Detroit. The photo was taken in September 1994 during the 19th space flight of Discovery.
5. The eruption of the Cleveland volcano on the island of Chuginka, North America. The photo was taken on May 23, 2006 by the members of the thirteenth long-term crew of the International Space Station ISS-13.
6. One Flew Over Madagascar. This image is the freshest in our collection: it was made by the cosmonaut Ricky Arnold, who on March 21 this year in strife as a flight engineer-2 spacecraft “Union MS-08” together with Oleg Artemyev and Andrew Feistel. Two days later the ship docked to the Russian segment of the ISS.
7. And this famous shot is made from a distance of 29,000 kilometers in the distant 1972 by the crew of the mission Apollo 17. The photograph is called the Blue Marble and shows the Earth completely illuminated by the Sun.