The beautiful “space” between Earth and the International Space Station (@iss) was immortalized by NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei while orbiting 250 miles above the planet we call home.
December 20 | 2017
Vande Hei posted this majestic image to social media on Dec. 17 saying, "Hello Little Rock, Memphis, Jackson, New Orleans, Birmingham, Miami, and many places in between! #SpaceIsCloserThanYouThink" Currently, there are six people living and working on the space station. They are not only conducting cutting-edge research aboard the orbital laboratory; their images of Earth help monitor conditions on our planet, and also showcase its beauty. Image Credit: NASA/Mark Vande Hei