Jun 20, 2013

Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space




australian sunset from iss space Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space

Photograph by NASA


The sun is about to set in this scene showing parts of southwestern Australia, which was photographed by one of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the International Space Station on April 1, 2013. Several of the orbital outpost’s solar array panels are seen in the foreground. For maximum resolution, check out the 4256×2832 pixel version to really appreciate the awesomeness of this photo.

Expedition 35 was the 35th long-duration mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The expedition started 13 March 2013 and ended on May 13, 2013. It marked the first time a Canadian astronaut – Colonel Chris Hadfield – was in command of the station.

Expedition 35 is also only the second time an ISS crew is led by neither a NASA astronaut, nor a Roscosmos cosmonaut, after Expedition 21 in 2009, when ESA astronaut Frank De Winne was in command.



picture of the day button Picture of the Day: Australian Sunset from Space