NOV 28, 2017 6:09 PM PST

Here's What Earth Looks Like From an Astronaut's Perspective

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


From time to time, astronauts get asked to perform spacewalks in which they exit the safety of the International Space Station to perform maintenance or repairs on the exterior of the space lab itself.

One of the most recent astronauts tasked to perform one of these missions was NASA's Randy Bresnik, who worked alongside one his colleagues to repair the International Space Station's robotic arm several weeks ago.

Astronauts only get a certain amount of time to complete their tasks, but that's not to say that they don't take a moment during their mission to admire the million-dollar view. There aren't very many people who get an opportunity to see what the Earth looks like from 240 miles above the surface, so Bresnik wanted to change that.

To do so, he shared a high-definition video on his Twitter account this week that gives you a better idea of what it's like to work outside the International Space Station. The video speaks volumes about the beauty of Earth's clouds, oceans, and dry land from the perspective of an astronaut.

While astronauts could technically look at the Earth from the International Space Station's windows any time they want, we'd bet that experiencing it from outside of the International Space Station is much more exhilarating.

About the Author
Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
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