Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock [29 Pics]

Incredible Photos from Space: Space shuttle Discovery

Go Discovery!
It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. Looking forward to climbing aboard the flight deck when Discovery arrives at the Space Station in November. (9-23-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: Larry Tanner, NASA. Special thanks: Bethbeck’s blog

Introduction

On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew. He is also known as @Astro_Wheels on twitter, where he has been tweeting space photos to his followers since he arrived at the space station.

We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The space photos bring breathtaking views from our only off planet Vista point.

The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels’ twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world. Many have commented directly to him but we want to make it clear Triggerpit does not have any affiliation with Astronaut Wheelock nor NASA. The confusion might have been since all the captions are all his own words as can also be seen on his twitpic account.[29 Pictures]

Incredible Photos from Space: Earthshine

Incredible Photos from Space: ‘Earthshine’…
The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. I’ll never forget this place…seeing this makes the heart soar and the soul sing (11-7-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock

NASA astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock
(NASA). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA

Incredible Photos from Space: Isle Juan de Nova in the Mozambique Channel

Incredible Photos from Space: Isle Juan de Nova
In the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African mainland. The beautiful colors rival the amazing places in the Caribbea (11-15-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Europe at night

Incredible Photos from Space: Aurora Borealis
In the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights. A little fog over the western part of England and London. It is incredible to see the lights of the cities and small towns against the backdrop of deep space. I am going to miss this view of our wonderful world… (11-8-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Moon from ISS

Incredible Photos from Space: Moon from the ISS
Fly me to the Moon…let me dance among the Stars…” I hope we never lose our sense of wonder. A passion for exploration and discovery is a noble legacy to leave to our children. I hope we set our sails and venture out one day. That will be one glorious day… (8-22-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Progress-37 over Bahamas

Incredible Photos from Space: Progress-37 over Bahamas
Of all the places on our glorious planet, few rival the brilliant colors of The Bahamas. Here is a view of our Progress-37 re-supply spacecraft, with the islands of The Bahamas as a backdrop. What a wonderful world (8-22-2010)! Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Astronaut working on the outside of ISS

Incredible Photos from Space: Astronaut working on the outside of ISS
Traveling at 17,500 miles per hour (5 miles per second)…we orbit the Earth every 90 minutes, with a sunrise or sunset every 45 minutes. So half of our space walk is in complete darkness. The helmet lights are essential at the work sight. Here I am getting the bail drive lever ready for my arch nemesis…the ‘M3 Ammonia Connector’. The dance begins (8-14-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: ISS solar panel with Earth in the background

Incredible Photos from Space: ISS solar panel with Earth in the background
Every moment I get to look out the window at our beautiful planet, my soul just sings!!…”I see skies of blue…and clouds of white…the bright blessed day…” (6-29-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Daybreak - sunlight just starting to emerge on horizon behind earth

Incredible Photos from Space: Daybreak
Another breathtaking sunset…we get 16 of these each day in Earth orbit, each one a treasured moment. That beautiful thin blue line is what makes our home so special in the cosmos. Space is cool…but, the Earth is a raging explosion of life in a vast sea of darkness (6-21-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Atoll in South Pacific

Incredible Photos from Space: Atoll in South Pacific
Beautiful atoll in the South Pacific through a 400mm lens. About 1200 miles south of Honolulu . In the ‘Line Islands’ along ‘Christmas Ridge’, either ‘Teraina’ or ‘Tabuaeran’? (11-15-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Cyprus

Incredible Photos from Space: Cyprus
Beautiful reflection of sunlight on the eastern Mediterranean Sea. No borders or conflict visible from space…just breath-taking beauty like this view of the island of Cyprus (6-21-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Hurricane Earl visible in the setting sun

Incredible Photos from Space: Hurricane Earl
Out over the central Atlantic, just before another spectacular sunset, with the spiral bands of Hurricane Earl visible in the setting sun. An interesting view of the life-giving energy of our sun. The solar arrays on the port side of the Space Station as well as Hurricane Earl…both gathering the last bit of energy before they fall into eclipse (8-30-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Ayers Rock

Incredible Photos from Space: Ayers Rock
Just a little further to the east, we spotted sacred and majestic ‘Uluru’. You may recognize it by its more popular name of ‘Ayers Rock’. I have never had the opportunity to visit Australia, but one glorious day, I hope to be standing amazed beside this natural wonder. Can’t wait to read your thoughts of ‘Uluru’ (10-26-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Mountain in the Andes in South America

Incredible Photos from Space: Mountain in the Andes in South America
Morning breaking over the majestic Andes in South America . I really am not sure of the name of this mountain…just was in awe of its majesty, reaching into the windswept heights and the rising sun. Another day… another chance to stand tall and be counted (10-30-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: The Nile and Egypt by day

Incredible Photos from Space: The Nile and Egypt by day
Over the Sahara Desert approaching ancient lands and thousands of years of history. The Nile River flowing through Egypt past the pyramids of Giza up to Cairo in the delta; the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Dead Sea; Jordan River; and the Sea of Galilee are visible, as are the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea and Greece coming over the horizon (9-6-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: The Nile and Egypt by night

Incredible Photos from Space: The Nile and Egypt by night
A night view of the Nile River winding up through the Egyptian desert toward the Mediterranean Sea, and Cairo in the river delta. Such a stark contrast between the dark desolate lifeless desert of northern Africa and the Nile River teeming with life along its shores. In the distance… the eastern Mediterranean on a beautiful autumn evening (1-31-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Progress 39P unmanned resupply spaceship on final approach for docking with the ISS

Incredible Photos from Space: Progress 39P
Our ‘Progress 39P’ unmanned resupply spaceship on final approach for docking this past Sunday. It was laden with food, fuel, spare parts, and much needed supplies for our orbiting outpost. The greatest gift was just inside the hatch…some bags of fresh fruit and vegetables. Such a wonderful treat after 3 months of eating out of tubes and plastic pouches (9-15-2010)! Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: view out of the cupola on ISS

Incredible Photos from Space: view out of the cupola
Wanted to share this view out of the Cupola. We said farewell to our teammates Sasha, Misha and Tracy this weekend and they are safely back on planet Earth. Tracy in quiet reflection of an incredible journey…homeward bound…(9-26-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Soyuz 23s above the Caspian Sea

Incredible Photos from Space: Soyuz 23s above the Caspian Sea
Soyuz 23S, “Olympus” docked to the nadir side of the Space Station. This will be our ride back home to planet Earth when our work is complete here. Thought I would tweet this view out of the Cupola, as we were passing over the majestic snow-capped Caucuses. The sun rising and reflecting off the Caspian Sea (9-26-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Part of the Great Barrier Reef

Incredible Photos from Space: Part of the Great Barrier Reef
An explosion of color, motion, and life painted on the canvas of our wonderful world. This is a section of the Great Barrier Reef off the eastern coast of Australia, captured through a 1200mm lens. I think even the great Impressionists would be awestruck with this natural display (8-22-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Italy by night

Incredible Photos from Space: Italy by night
The beauty of Italy, on a clear summer night, stretching out into the Mediterranean Sea. You can see many of the beautiful islands lit up and adorning the coastline including Capri, Sicily, and Malta. The city of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius stand out along the coast. Viva Esperia (8-22-2010)! Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Patagonia glacier

Incredible Photos from Space: Patagonia glacier
At the southern end of South America lies the jewel of Patagonia. The awe-inspiring beauty of rugged mountains, massive glaciers, fjords, and the open sea collide in a breathtaking display. I have dreams of this place and wonder what it would be like to breathe this air. Pure majesty (8-28-2010)! Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: The Cupola from the outside

Incredible Photos from Space: The Cupola from the outside
The ‘Cupola’, attached to the nadir side of the Space Station, gives a panoramic view of our beautiful planet. Fyodor took this picture from the window of the Russian Docking Compartment (Airlock). Here I am in the Cupola preparing a camera for our late evening Hurricane Earl flyover…trying to capture the moment…(8-31-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Greece by night

Incredible Photos from Space: Greece by night
The Isles of Greece during a clear night pass over Europe. Athens shining brightly along the Mediterranean Sea. A very surreal feeling to view the splendor of this ancient land from outer space (9-4-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Florida by night

Incredible Photos from Space: Florida by night
The Florida peninsula and the southeastern U.S. on the kind of evening that I miss most about our planet. A clear autumn night with moonlight over the water and the sky filled with a billion stars (11-2-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Middle East by night

Incredible Photos from Space: Middle East by night
A clear starry night over the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea . Ancient lands with thousands of years of history stretching from Athens, Greece all the way around the Med to Cairo, Egypt. Storied lands, fabled cities, and alluring islands… Athens – Crete – Rhodes – Izmir – Ankara – Cyprus – Damascus – Beirut – Haifa – Amman – Tel Aviv – Jerusalem – Cairo are beacons on this cool November night. Grace and Peace from the sanctity of space… (11-7-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Thin layer of noctilucent clouds at sunset

Incredible Photos from Space: Sunset
It is the season for viewing Polar Mesospheric Clouds, and with our high beta-angle we were able to capture this thin layer of noctilucent clouds at sunset (6-25-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

Incredible Photos from Space: Crew leaving the ISS

Incredible Photos from Space: Crew leaving the ISS
Shannon, me, and Fyodor all suited up in our Sokol (Russian word for ‘Falcon’) pressure suits in the Russian MRM-1 module. We strapped into our Soyuz capsule ‘Olympus’ to conduct pressurization and leak checks on our suits. All systems ‘go’… the countdown to landing has begun. Leave a light on for us… we’ll be home soon… (11-20-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: NASA, Astronaut Wheelock

75 Comments

    • I think it’s fantastic that this beauty has been made available for all the world to see. And just as importantly, it is generating thought provoking conversation between religions & science. Design? Evolution? Both????

      • actually I found the entire conversation about religion vs science totally out of order. why can’t people just enjoy the pictures and believe what they want to believe. if they think God put it there, let them speak it. if someone thinks that it’s a wonder of science, let them speak it out. that entire subthread was kind of uncalled for.

    • Nick, I couldn’t believe it when I saw your comment re: photos 8 and 19. As soon as I saw them, I caught my breath and it seemed for just a second my heart skipped a beat. It’s like these photos are poetry for the soul!

    • Thank you so much for sharing these astounding images with us, and allowing us to witness sights we will never see first hand.

      We have had glimpses before but nothing as all encompassing and stunning as your photographs.

      If only everyone could experience this first hand – it might just change our attitudes to each other and to the beautiful planet we share as the Human race and all the species of animals and plants.

      Thank you so much again.

  1. The photos and your comments Douglas, made me cry – especially Nos 10 and 17. The stark contrast between light and overflowing life, and darkness and barren desolation shouts of a loving Creator, intimately involved in the home he made for his most treasured possession – us.

    • “shouts of a loving Creator”?? Not to me, it doesn’t- it reeks of pure chance. But this doesn’t make these photos any less awe-inspiring, wondrous or beautiful. I find it astonishing that humans need answers so badly that they so blindly seize entirely made-up ones. WE DON’T KNOW WHY. (And we don’t mind admitting it!) Can’t we just leave it at that?

      • Can’t you leave people to have their own beliefs? There’s nothing wrong with a person looking for answers and having faith. It seems very hypocritical to condemn or disregard a choice that doesn’t conform to your own when that is basically what hardcore Christians do to almost everyone else. Choice without persecution and questioning… Can’t we just leave it at THAT?

        • I can leave everyone to their own beliefs, no matter how irrational or ignorant. But they cannot have their own facts nor can they impose those beliefs and pseudo-facts on everyone else.

          It’s bad enough that they brainwash their own children with their delusions, but when they want to do the same to others, they are way out of line.

          Just because they cannot understand the natural beauty and awesome nature of this pictures does not mean there is anything supernatural about them. But theists are NEVER content to “leave it at that.”

          • Remember, James, it is only irrational and ignorant in your view. It is only delusional from your perspective. Some, perhaps even more educated than you, stand opposite of you and look at things from another perspective and the ignorance become logical, what appears irrational shows up as perfectly rational.
            Only a fool will stand in one place and call the observer opposite of him delusional while looking at the same object.
            Judge reservedly, you may just be indicting yourself.

          • Dear James ,
            You must realize that there are many astronomers that are espousing the “anthropocentric” theory of the universe because so many aspects are so fine tuned so that life can occur here. To say that chance is the only answer is being a bit naive, probability speaks of another answer.

      • What business is it of you that some would shout with joy to a Creator?

        There is no such thing as a “hardcore” Christian. True Christians are those who follow the precepts and instructions of the Bible – pure and simple. Any variation on that is purely a caricature of Christianity. Would a “Christian” who steals a bit or lies sometimes or commits a bit of adultery be a more normal Christian in your eyes?

        So what if, in your eyes, someone is a hypocrite. If a Christian stumbles and sins, then you get up and shout “hypocrite” because he or she claims to be a Christian. It is none of your business what others believe.

        Except for Muslims, nobody will injure, persecute, intimidate or otherwise coerce you to become a Christian. You, rather, are hot-wired to criticize and perjure people at every turn who say they are Christians. You believe the origin of the universe is from this while Christians believe it is from that. Where is the difference? All of us depend on faith to formulate our perception of these awesome sights.

        If Christians look at these marvelous pictures, let them praise God for it. You believe it is by chance; go ahead, sing accolades to whatever you believe caused all this.

        Your false piousness is astounding.

      • What’s with people who can’t believe they don’t know everything? You say you don’t know why yet you do know it’s not by GOD?…. Can’t we just leave it at that? What a statement. When you were born 90% of the world believed it was created by god…can’t we leave it at that?
        I’m sorry if some people don’t agree with your one-sided beliefs, but I’m really sorry that so many do!
        P.S. totally awesome images of the world around us filled with wonder and without human opinion clouding the lens. They are priceless!

      • Knowing God, even a little, has great advantages. In the epilogue of my autobiography I relate the following: “It was September of 2003 and the planet Mars, according to the newspapers, was the closest to the planet Earth that it had been in 59,600 years. My lunch hour was at 2 a.m. and instead of eating in the break room I went out to my car and had a sandwich and some hot tea. The classic radio station was off the air until 5 a.m. so I reclined the seat in my Chrysler and was looking at the stars and planets. I have always found the vastness of space fascinating although I have no personal desire to go to the moon or Mars. Just to know that the planet Jupiter has at least one of its many moons covered with moving ice and to imagine as do some of our scientists that there is a real possibility of life of some sort existing in the very deep ocean beneath that ice is quite remarkable. I was thinking of some of the NASA photos I had seen recently that had been taken from the Hubble Space Telescope and marveling at the stars I was observing and thinking of their great distances from each other. Suddenly I just started thanking and praising God for the beauty and the greatness of the galaxy and all of the stars and planets (over a hundred discovered outside our solar system so far) and all the beauty of His marvelous creation. Somewhere in the Bible it says that God dwells in the praises of His people. As I was praising Him, just as suddenly the Spirit of the Lord spoke to my spirit or inner mind and said, “There is much life in the Universe but it is very far away. Because of the age old problem of good versus evil most civilizations that have reached the atomic age have destroyed themselves. The nearest sentient life is over 500 light years. The nearest life technologically equivalent to earth is over 1,000 light years. Mankind will never reach them, but they, may, in the distant future (not in the lifetime of anyone now living) reach earth. They have become masters of space travel”. A 1000 light years is only weeks or months to Star Trek or Star Wars fans but in real life it would take well over 600,000 years if we could travel a million miles an hour! I am not an astronaut and have only flown a small aircraft a couple of times long ago but I have always wondered how far away other life might be. Now I knew! I also knew that Isaac Asimov and Carl Sagan would have given just about anything to know while they were here. I for one am very grateful and I am I am also grateful that I have experienced God in my life just as the 120 did in the upper room in Chapter Two of the Book of Acts in the Bible. That has made an immense difference in my life as it has with millions of others before me. I’m also grateful for my fellow travelers on this great journery and that includes Gene Roddenbury and George Lucas and Steven Spielberg and many more who have expanded the frontiers of our imagination as that is likely as far as the vast majority of us will ever go, as far as space travel is concerned. Great photos? Yes indeed!

    • Do you really feel so self-important? Do you actually believe that this whole thing was created for us?! That is pure arrogance for me..Unlike your beloved Jesus. Just embrace the freedom of realizing how small and unimportant you really are

      • We are all important and yes it was made for us. Without this life is boring and meaningless. This is the art of design with a designer and is finely tuned for us to live in it and enjoy the wonder made for us. How loving is that unlike your empty and cold thoughts filled with bitterness and hate. I find it hard to accept this is all merely chance because what are the chances of such a well tuned world that just happens to be just right for us to survive upon. Chance huh! Sorry, the universe does not gamble, nor does it throw empty meaning at us.

        • “without it life is boring and meaningless”
          “unlike your empty and cold thoughts filled with bitterness and hate”
          “hard to accept this is all merely chance”
          “the universe does not gamble”
          “nor does it throw empty meaning”

          As an atheist, let me say, Dude, you don’t understand us at all if you think the stuff you said applies.

          Life is boring and meaningless? Dude! Our purpose in life is to LIVE! To help people. To make the world a better place.

          Why? Because all our research shows that kindness and generosity and altruism helps our species survive. Kindness is good science!

          I know some folks want a god to exist because you feel alone, because it seems like such a big, bad, scary, random universe without a god.

          Well, it’s a big bad scary universe out there. And that’s okay. Bad stuff can happen to you. Good stuff can happen to you. If nothing’s happening to you, you’re dead!

          But you know what? YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

          You’ve got 6 billion brothers and sisters out there! They understand your heart! They understand your pain!

          Welcome to humanity, brother.
          Live now. Don’t wait to live after you’re dead.

          • I must admit telling atheists that they have “cold thoughts filled with bitterness and hate” is just not accurate and somewhat ignorant. I mean, look at what bjvl, an admitted atheist, says. “Our purpose in life is to LIVE!” “To help people.” “To make the world a better place.”
            He (I assume bjvl is a ‘he’) claims that all his research shows that kindness and generosity helps the species survive and that kindness is good science.
            Wow, bjvl, seriously, that is so the teachings of Jesus Christ, man. I am sure that your ‘research’ didn’t include the Bible, but it doesn’t matter, because God said that He wrote His law onto the hearts of all men. You gotit, too, Dude.
            Christians and Jews just know who to thank. That’s all. Who knows, one day your research may show that, too.

          • I understand the desire to believe….and to think we are unique. There are, however, many billions of galaxies out there with many billions of stars in each one.

            That realization is god enough for me.

  2. You are Amazing!! Living out every Man’s dream! Thank you very much for these wonder pictures of this “pale blue dot” we live on…… Cheers!

  3. These are hands down the best pics I have ever seen. I can’t even begin to pick a favorite because they are all spectacular! Thank you so much for sharing your journey!

  4. You’re lucky people to have such an opportunity to see our world like this, I think if everyone could see the Earth like this we’d all have a much greater appreciation for it. Cheers

  5. Fantastic images.
    Brings a great perspective into our place on Earth and Earths place in the great abyss, where it is but a grain of dust.

    Thanks!

  6. I think it’s interesting when the colonel says he hopes to one day stand next to Uluru in Australia. I think seeing it from space pretty much trumps everything. Amazing pics, thanks for sharing!

  7. Col. Wheelock-

    Thanks so much for sharing these incredible images. I am envious of you! I am also in awe of how tremendously beautiful and serene earth looks from space. Well done my friend! Thanks!

    • If you go look at the beginning of the article, there is a link to his twitpic account. All images, and more are visible there. If you click them you get high res.

  8. Great pics but the caption of 17; “the eastern Mediterranean on a beautiful autumn evening (1-31-2010). ” doesn’t seem to make much sense. (the end of January isn’t really autumn is it?)

    • I think the pic was posted on a different day from when it was taken. Kind of like #1, which was taken in 2007, but posted in 2010. Confusing, though, it’s true.

  9. Amazing pictures, there are many good jobs in the world, but I believe yours is no. 1. I cant comprehend how awesome it must be to really be out there. Stunning.

    • Yes, his job is # 1. And you can have it, too, if you’re smarter than most of your species and willing to study most of your life. And then, you have to be willing to take the 1 in 100 chance that you won’t make it back. Those are worse survival odds than a 7-11 night cashier, but with a much better view, clientele, and co-workers! Here’s to the heroes, those overhead and those down at the 7-11!

  10. I would love to get higher-res copies of these – I have the perfect soundtrack to put to them in a slide show to honor those astronauts who have passed on.

  11. Incredible is the word, I was just amazed looking at these photos, you are one of the lucky few on our little ball today and I envy you you caught the golden ring. if we all could see the wonder and beauty of our very small earth maybe we would do some things with each other a little different.

  12. Why are you all thanking Col. Wheelock when THIS ISNT HIS PAGE. Hes never going to see it…. Go to Twitter if you want to thank him. Its just ridiculous to do it on here and expect that he will EVER read it

  13. Because organisms cannot direct their logical evolutionary advancements upon their offspring it shows an intelligence greater then themselves direct their course of being in both form and function. Go ahead will your offspring to have flippers…it won’t happen. Atheism is just giving up on trying to understand and is a philosophy of simple minded people.

    • I know this isn’t the place – but seriously, guy. Don’t assault other people’s views ad hominem; it’s weak and you’re demonstrating a chronic lack of understanding of a) science and b) good manners.

  14. We are still among the first generations in who-knows-how-long to get to witness sights of such astounding magnitude. When Ancient Mythology attempted to describe the full-blown power of their gods, these pictures would have Helped. PLEASE DON”T STOP SENDING THESE PICTURES! Can someone say World Peace? I thank all involved in this from the bottom of my heart! PEACE & LOVE! -Aaron Lesse

    • Looking down at the earth, it seems so peaceful, and it’s hard to understand why people down there are fighting and killing each other. But then, get down on your hands and knees on your lawn, and deep among the blades of grass little organisms are fighting and killing each other, too. And how nice it’s seen from a US/Russian cooperative spacecraft. There is progress towards a world that is actually as beautiful as ours when seen from afar. And though there are those who want to disrupt and poison our planet, we must all keep pressing towards the goal we know is best for everyone. Peace.

  15. My parents met climbing Ayres Rock in the 80’s. Never really though about it before. Those photos just put everything into perspective

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