An Astronaut Photographer’s View from Space

Italian Astronaut Paolo Nespoli has been all over the world, literally. As an Expedition 26/27 flight engineer, he went to the International Space Station last December and spent 159 days working on a variety of projects and experiments. In some of his limited free time, he was able to take some amazing photos of our planet and on his way back home, captured the first photograph of a space shuttle docked at the space station. Just before he left Paolo tweeted if anyone wanted to join him for pizza. Welcome home Paolo… and yes.

Space Shuttle Endeavor docked at International Space Station.
Volcano: Onekotan Island, Russia
Desert in Somalia.
Lake Cadibarrawirracanna, South Australia.
Blue expanse of ocean.
Scene over Tietê River, Brazil.
Glacial landscape of Northern Canada
River Delta
Sicily and Southern Italy.
Grand Canyon, United States.
Kimerly Coastline, Northwestern Australia.

Shawn Saleme

Shawn Saleme is a contributing writer for Visual News. A 4th generation San Franciscan, Shawn has developed an adventurous spirit that has taken him to over 55 countries. His degree in cultural anthropology shapes his perspective and thirst to socially experiment in a rapidly shifting planet. His work has been featured in the Seattle Times, The Globalist and the Daily Mail. Currently he is writing a book about the shared economy. Connect with him @shawnsaleme.

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