Amazing Views from the International Space Station

A new video compiled from ISS photos reveals stunning views of the Earth.

by / July 25, 2012

Using recent photographs taken from the International Space Station (ISS), photographer Knate Myers assembled a video that shows a view that few people have seen in person. As the ISS orbits the Earth at 17,239 mph, the camera shows views of the Earth’s surface from more than 200 miles up, amid the stars.

With the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, the ISS is now more important than ever to the scientific community for research conducted in space. Larger than a five-bedroom house, the space station has orbited the planet more than 57,000 times, according to NASA.

All original images are courtesy of Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center. The photographer’s original video can be found on Vimeo.