By Ken Perrott 22/10/2015


This photo is a real work of art – the sort of thing I would love to have displayed on my wall.

But there is plenty where that came from. It is one of the photo’s taken by astronaut Scott Kelly from the International Space Station. He lifted off from Kazakhstan on March 27 and is scheduled to return to Earth on March 3, 2016, after spending 522 days in space, according to NASA

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Scott Kelly aboard the ISS

The photos here are from a series Scott took of the Sahara desert. Really beautiful works of art.

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These photos are from: Earth Art: NASA ‘artist’ stuns Twitter with Sahara Desert pics taken from space (PHOTOS) — RT News

Follow Scott Kelly on Twitter (@StationCDRKellyfor more of his brilliant photography from space.

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0 Responses to “Our beautiful planet: Astronaut art works”

  • “He lifted off from Kazakhstan on March 27 and is scheduled to return to Earth on March 3, 2016, after spending 522 days in space, according to NASA”

    Something’s got to be wrong with those numbers, Ken. Scott Kelly’s current “year in space mission” is 342 days long, but you’re right about the start and end dates.

    The photos he takes from the ISS really are spectacular. As well as following him on Twitter, I’d recommend taking a look at the #EarthArt hashtag on Twitter for more of this, from Scott Kelly and others: https://twitter.com/hashtag/EarthArt

    • Thanks for that Mark. I must admit I didn’t check the numbers. But that figure will be for his total time in space – he has 3 other missions, one of them quite long.

      I will add something to make that clear.