We already know that NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough has an eye for a great photo, so it’s little shock that on his wedding ceremony anniversary this week he used his digicam abilities to ship a particular message all the best way from the Worldwide Area Station (ISS) to partner Robbie again on terra firma.
The 54-year-old American astronaut arrived on the orbiting outpost 250 miles above Earth in April 2021 after blasting off from Kennedy Area Middle aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with three different crew members.
In a tweet on Tuesday, Kimbrough revealed how he was lacking his spouse on their thirtieth wedding ceremony anniversary, including, “To assist rejoice/honor my true soulmate, I wished to share a couple of heart-shaped options I found round our beautiful planet Earth.”
The distinctive photos (beneath), all of them captured by Kimbrough whereas peering out from the area station during the last 4 months, present placing scenes the place land and water have mixed to create the acquainted image of affection.
Lacking my spouse particularly at this time on our thirtieth wedding ceremony anniversary. To assist rejoice/honor my true soulmate, I wished to share a couple of heart-shaped options I found round our beautiful planet Earth. pic.twitter.com/0ZFOXbzTMb
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) August 24, 2021
It’s not simply Kimbrough’s wedding ceremony anniversary that’s coincided together with his keep on the ISS.
In June, the astronaut joined an elite membership of earthlings who’ve skilled a birthday in area. His six fellow crew members in fact placed on a celebration, although admittedly it wasn’t your usual birthday bash.
At the moment on his second ISS expedition following his first one in 2016, Kimbrough has been incomes a fame aboard the area station for his images abilities, an activity that many astronauts like to enjoy when taking outing from their common work conducting experiments and performing upkeep work on the satellite tv for pc.
Beneath are a pair extra of Kimbrough’s photos captured from the station in current weeks …
This isn’t a photograph from Mars, it's Earth! Should you haven’t already guessed the place this rustic and fiery coloured land is, I’ll offer you a touch: It’s the Earth's Largest Scorching Desert. The Sahara Desert is among the harshest environments on our planet nevertheless it seems superior from area. pic.twitter.com/VcY27ZAFwf
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) August 6, 2021
Pleased Monday from @Space_Station! Took this pic from Endeavour’s home windows and thought it’s a good shot to indicate the terminator line (the road between mild and darkish). The excessive beta we have been in had us mainly flying alongside the terminator line. pic.twitter.com/lHQdEoVTch
— Shane Kimbrough (@astro_kimbrough) July 19, 2021
To study extra about on a regular basis life on the area station, try this collection of insightful videos recorded by the astronauts themselves over time.