To The Stars and Back: Scott Kelly Tweets Stunning Pictures from Space

Calling all the space nerds out there, Scott Kelly’s twitter might be what we need in our lives to satisfy our space needs! In November, 2012, the NASA astronaut was chosen for the one year long mission aboard the ISS (International Space Station) organized by NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency with the motive of collecting scientific data important to future human exploration of our solar system. The acquired knowledge from the 12-month expedition would, they hoped, be of help in order to inform current assessments of crew performance and health and would also determine better and validate countermeasures to reduce the risks associated with future exploration as NASA planned for missions around the moon, an asteroid and ultimately Mars. Part of this research also included a comparative study on the genetic effects of spaceflight with Scott’s twin brother Mark as the ground control subject.

(left: Mark Kelly, right: Scott Kelly)
(left: Mark Kelly, right: Scott Kelly)

(source: www.dailymail.co.uk)

 

But what is most fascinating to us earthlings is that Kelly, all through his 300 days in the outer space, kept us updated about his thrilling saga of space adventures through his twitter account under the hashtag YearInSpace! And we, fans of space fiction like Star Wars, Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica are eternally grateful!

We cannot add Kelly’s whole twitter feed to this article (unfortunately!), but you can definitely follow him on twitter @StationCDRKelly. Before that, check out some of the most wonderful pictures he had tweeted from space:

 

The Indian subcontinent surely looks even more beautiful, magical, and sparkly from the space!

 

tibetan-tweet

india-pakistan-tibetan

 

 

cloud-tweet

clouds

 

 

earth-morning

earth morning

 

Nice to know, space is glorious and gorgeous for real (even without the extraordinary visual effects of Hollywood)!

 

arabian-tweet

arabian nights

 

 

linda-tweet

linda

 

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away …

 

galaxy-tweet

galaxy

 

Space burger recipe!

 

space burger tweet

space burger

 

Destroying trees makes everything ugly, see for yourself!

 

deforestation

 

 

moonlit-tweet

moonlit

 

Juggling seems easy and fun in space (nobody ever loses!)

 

juggling-tweet

juggling

 

 

The fact that this is a real phenomenon which occurs in the universe is absolutely absurd!

 

aurora-tweet

aurora

 

 

eye-tweet

eyeofstorm

 

 

daynight-tweet

daynight

 

 

europetweet

europe

 

Proof that other forms of life can exist in space, look at this little, alien flower.

 

flowertweet

flower

 

World tour is clearly even better, if you do it from outer space!

 

bahama-tweet

bahamas

 

 

northern lights-tweet

northern lights

 

 

sahara tweet

sahara

 

 

sunrisetweet

sunrise

 

Imagine witnessing this colour palette in the dark sky, containing myriad shades of bright, luminous colours!

 

sunset-tweet

sunset

 

 

himalayatweet

himalayas

 

Basically, Scott Kelly is the leader amongst the space nerds, one who allowed us to have a cruise through the outer space with him, and we cannot thank him enough for that!

 

Written By: Sushrita Acharjee

 

 

 

 

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