This is such a beautiful photograph we wanted to share it with you all! We’ve often stood on the ground looking up, taking photos of the ISS with our Canon’s (several examples of which can be found on this blog), but was anyone ever looking back?
Well on 10th May ISS European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Paolo Nespoli (who took this fantastic shot of the Moon recently) was doing just that. As the ISS passed over the United Kingdom he pointed his Nikon D3S down and took this fantastic photo.
It’s always amazing to see just how peaceful our world looks from Space. Next time you have the chance to see the ISS pass over you (handy ISS Tracker here), look up and watch it fly past. There could be someone looking right back at you.
Paolo Nespoli has a Flickr account and frequently uploads new images taken from his vantage point on the ISS, check it out as there are more amazing photographs!
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