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Japanese Astronaut Snaps Incredible Photos of Earth from Space

Japaneses astronaut Soichi Noguchi has emerged as the International Space Station’s resident photographer, uploading a slew of incredible images of Earth taken from the Cupola Observational Module.

Noguchi is a Japanese astronaut that joined the crew of the ISS via the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft which was propelled out of the atmosphere by the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on November 15.

Noguchi has been uploading images of Earth regularly to his Twitter, sometimes multiple times a day. Clearly a fan of photography and the glorious vistas very few people have been able to enjoy in person, Noguchi’s photos are the next best thing to seeing the views from the ISS in person.

Below are a few selects from his feed:

Moonrise Over Earth
The Bahamas
Boca Chica, Texas
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Hawaiian Islands
Houston, Texas
Kennedy Space Center, Florida
Messolonghi, Greece
Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and Himeji, Japan
New Orleans, Louisiana
New York, New York
New Zealand
Palms and the World Islands, Dubai
Western Sahara and Mauritania, Africa
Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, Wyoming

Additionally, Noguchi has also been regularly uploading videos to his YouTube Channel showing how he and the other astronauts complete certain tasks. In addition to the tour of the station posted below, he has also shown a couple of different meals that he has eaten as well as an instructional video on how to cook in space.

Noguchi has uploaded a plethora of amazing images of Earth and he hasn’t even been on the ISS for a month. His current mission is slated to last six months, so it’s fair to assume that he will publish many more photos before he returns to Earth. To continue to enjoy his images, make sure you follow him on Twitter.

(via Digital Trends)


Photo credits: Images by Soichi Noguchi, shared via International Space Station Guidelines

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