Astronaut’s-Eye View From the ISS

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Check Out This Awesome Video of a Full 90-minute ISS Orbit Time-Lapsed Down to One Minute!

While most of us space nerds are sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for something to happen today (it’s a slow space-news day, apparently), we here at Space Porn thought we’d give you something inspirational to look at: An Astronaut’s-eye view of the Earth from the ISS!

ESA Astronaut Alexander Gerst shot this series of photos over a period of roughly ninety minutes. That’s how long it takes the ISS to complete an orbit. He made the camera take a pic every couple of seconds and then edited the photos together to make a ninety-minute trip take only one minute.

Gerst’s perspective, the Astronaut’s-eye view, clearly shows that the earth is a big ball, that there are clouds all over the place, and that there aren’t actually any lines drawn around countries. On a day like today, when it seems (for the moment anyway) that neither Musk, nor Trump, nor Bezos, nor Pence, nor any other space authority is going to say anything wacko, it’s nice to take a moment and appreciate those small facts.

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Brandon Humphreys

Brandon Humphreys

I'm a wizard. I write stuff and it goes from my head into yours - Magic! Apart from that, I am the Senior Editor for Space Porn, a veteran, a rock guitarist, and a teacher.

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