Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are known for sharing amazing views and pictures from up there.
Space is no longer a far away reality. The space station has evidently bridged this gap with insights into their micro-gravity world and much more.
From breathtaking views and pictures to unusual experiments, the list is long when it comes to ISS. This time too, an ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the space station has shared pictures of the Suez Canal.
Not only the picture but the amazing part remains that it is created using 100 images of the Suez canal taken from the ISS.
The post was sure to win appreciation from all corners. So many powerful pictures, so many experiments going on, yet the ISS never rests. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know a few quick facts about this amazing piece of machinery keeping a constant gaze on our planet from space.
Some facts about the International Space Station (ISS) and the pictures saga
-Since its launch in 1998, astronauts have been living aboard ISS.
-After moon, the second brightest object in our night sky is the ISS.
-The ISS weighs about 420,000kg. The International Space Station is 357ft long from end to end.
-There are two bathrooms, one gym, six sleeping quarters and a 360 degree bay window for astronauts.
-Moreover, if you wish to spot the International Space Station, you can just look up in the sky at dawn or dusk and see the spaceship flying over your home.
-Eight spaceships can be connected to the International space station at once.
-Astronauts at the ISS never miss any chance to click pictures of the planet earth. You can check them out here
-More than 50 computers control the systems aboard the ISS.
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