How awesome is this picture…

US astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the spectacular view of Earth from orbit.

Who would have though on April 12th, 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the first man to orbit the earth in his cramped little capsule, that 50 years later there would be people living in space, or that they would have a view like this.

 

It did occur to me that although in this picture it looks like she is lying on the edge of the window, she is in fact weightless and so could quite easily just float off.  I guess we still have a way to go before we are living the ‘Star Trek’ life.  Still pretty cool though!

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