For thousands of years, people looked up at the night sky looking at the stars, seeking guidance, dreaming. While centuries passed with humans using the night sky for navigation or to record the passage of time, it was only in the last century that we actually started reaching for those stars, and not metaphorically.
The first human in space, the first person on the Moon, the first person to orbit the Earth… the first big milestones in a tremendous journey for human spaceflight. And as humanity charts its course towards Mars, there are people orbiting the Earth as we speak, contributing to those plans of the future.
The International Space Station has been up in the low Earth orbit for over twenty years and has had 236 people from 18 countries (as of 14 March 2019) aboard. While all of them had scientific reasons to be there, they also took the chance to capture the breathtaking views that they witnessed. And luckily for us all, some of the astronauts shared some of their shots on their social media. So, if you’re one of the people whose heart is drawn towards the stars or you just like pretty sights, check out a different perspective and see what we look like from the sky’s point of view. Oh, and don’t forget to comment and vote for your favorites!