Read The Tweets Sent From Space By The World’s Top Female Astronaut.
Sam Cristoforetti has made a habit out of breaking records. The astronaut is the first Italian woman in space but she also holds the longest single flight by a woman, 199 days and 16 hours; that’s a little less than seven months enjoying a view of the cosmos.
Cristoforetti's photos confirm Earth is beautiful. Whether it’s the Alps covered in a blanket of snow, the aurora borealis, or a picture of her country at night, her images do not disappoint. Having since returned from her space mission on June 11, 2015, Cristoforetti can be proud of the fact that she has shared her remarkable view of our planet with the rest of us. And she may have inspired the next generation of space travelers.
Or another one of my favorite views... the Alps dressed for winter! pic.twitter.com/xR6832t9Je— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) June 10, 2015
Or one last aurora lighting up the night... pic.twitter.com/08qLeWG6kK— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) June 10, 2015
The Aral Sea, used to be the 4th largest lake in the world, now mostly dry. pic.twitter.com/GCmDCz4tev— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) June 8, 2015
Dead Sea: the lowest area of land on Earth. And where I came closest to floating before being weightless! pic.twitter.com/x26bRNhCPi— Sam Cristoforetti (@AstroSamantha) June 4, 2015
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