#MondayMotivation #Earth today; #PlutoFlyby tomorrow! @Space_Station; @NASANewHorizons #YearInSpace

#GoodMorning #Aurora! Good to see you again. #YearInSpace

Scott Kelly has been in space for 6 months, and will stay for a full year. The American veteran astronaut actually commands the International Space Station, and his Twitter account is an absolute delight, with often updates on what’s happening on the ISS and glorious pictures of the Earth, as it’s seen from outer space. These are just the ones he took in July. The image captions are the exact words he tweeted.

#EarthArt The sculptural quality of Earth is like an impasto. #YearInSpace

The following photos were shot by Kelly from aboard the International Space Station, taken from his Twitter feed. They’re so spectacular that even Obama declared his admiration, and wrote to Kelly:

A rainbow of #Earth’s colors for your #mondaymotivation. #YearInSpace

The astronaut was quick and snappy in his reply:

@NASANewHorizons #PlutoFlyby showed us heart today. #EarthArt shares the love from @space_station. #YearInSpace

If you guess this photo is Hoover Dam, you should play #SpaceGeo! I’ll post new pic today. http://1.usa.gov/1LAPBE

#SpaceGeo The root of this peninsula’s name means “tooth” referencing its mountain peaks & triangular shape Name it!

This is Kelly’s 4th mission aboard the International Space Station. In March, he and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko started what will be one year in space, to test the body’s reaction to extended spaceflight.

#EarthArt is in the eye of the beholder. #YearInSpace

#Athens, #Greece, #GoodMorning from @Space_Station. Wishing you the best. #YearInSpace

You’re doing a fantastic job, mister Kelly! We, the humble people of Earth send over our admiration and respect.

#EarthArt The sun’s reflection appears to spill liquid metal onto this desert lake. #YearInSpace

#Earth, you are very much alive! #EarthArt. #YearInSpace

#EarthArt The ever changing colors of #Africa! #YearInSpace

#SpaceGeo! Ciao to one either coming or going through this narrow waterway. Name it!

#EarthArt #Galapagos, I can see inside you. #YearInSpace

#Peru, your #Andes mountains always impress! #YearInSpace

#EarthArt The color psychology of orange is optimistic. From my view things are looking up down there. #YearInSpace

That’s it, Earth folks! Losing comm. #ThankYou for your Qs. You made my #Saturday. We’ll do this again. #YearInSpace

 

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