Images of Earth, NASA 2016

Στις 29 Φεβρουαρίου 2016, ο αστροναύτης της NASA Scott Kelly παρέδωσε την εντολή του Διεθνούς Διαστημικού Σταθμού στον αστροναύτη Tim Kopra , ώστε να επιστρέψει στη Γη αφού πέρασε σχεδόν έναν χρόνο στο διάστημα.

Τον Μάρτιο του 2015 , ο Kelly και ο κοσμοναύτης Mikhail Kornienko ξεκίνησαν το ταξίδι τους και έκτοτε συμμετείχαν σε εκατοντάδες πειράματα, ενώ μελετήθηκαν και οι επιδράσεις της μακροχρόνιας μικρο-βαρύτητας στο ανθρώπινο σώμα . Ο Kelly έλαβε επίσης εκατοντάδες φωτογραφίες κατά τη διάρκεια του έτους, παρουσιάζοντας πολλές από αυτές στον Twitter λογαριασμό του.

Airglow in the upper atmosphere, and the Milky Way in the background.
Airglow in the upper atmosphere, and the Milky Way in the background.
The Richat Structure, a land feature in Mauritania.
The Richat Structure, a land feature in Mauritania.
Sand, sea, and islands in the Bahamas.
Sand, sea, and islands in the Bahamas.
Washington, D.C. at night.
Washington, D.C. at night.
An oblique mountain view.
An oblique mountain view.
San Rafael Reef, Utah.
San Rafael Reef, Utah.
Colorful skies at sunset.
Colorful skies at sunset.
Oil fields in West Texas.
Oil fields in West Texas.
Glaciers in Tajikistan.
Glaciers in Tajikistan.
Lake Tengis, Kazakhstan.
Lake Tengis, Kazakhstan.
Seen from orbit, the launch of the Cygnus resupply spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket in December of 2015.
Seen from orbit, the launch of the Cygnus resupply spacecraft atop an Atlas V rocket in December of 2015.
Shanghai, China, at night.
Shanghai, China, at night.
Space Flowers. Some of the crop of plants Kelly tended while in orbit.
Space Flowers. Some of the crop of plants Kelly tended while in orbit.
Aurora Borealis over the Pacific Northwest.
Aurora Borealis over the Pacific Northwest.
Snow-covered fields.
Snow-covered fields.
A tiny island in a big ocean.
A tiny island in a big ocean.
Northwest Libya.
Northwest Libya.
Cloud formation above Qatar.
Cloud formation above Qatar.
New York City.
New York City.
Soyuz spacecraft on approach to the ISS.
Soyuz spacecraft on approach to the ISS.
Italy and the Alps.
Italy and the Alps.
An Aleutian island.
An Aleutian island.
Lake Mackay, Australia.
Lake Mackay, Australia.
Dunes
Dunes
Australia.
Australia.
Cyclone Ashobaa near Oman.
Cyclone Ashobaa near Oman.
 February 28, 2016, title“Fire.”
February 28, 2016, title“Fire.”