NASA astronaut Kate Rubins aboard International Space Station has beamed back stunning picture of city lights on Earth captured at night time from space. The incredibly beautiful image is a delight to watch.
The breathtaking image was posted online on microblogging site Twitter by ‘NASA Astronauts’. The image became viral on social media soon after it was posted online. At the time of writing this article, the image has received over 1400 retweets and over 3500 favorites.
It seems that people like to see images of Earth captured from space as such pics become hit on most of the occasions. US astronaut Scott Kelly is the most renowned name when it comes to sharing images of Earth taken from ISS. He has shared over 100 images on his official twitter account.
NASA astronaut Kate Rubins is also following the same path and has started sharing beautiful images to mesmerize people on Earth. While sharing the image she said, “Flying over the Earth at night, I love watching city lights on whole continents pass by.”
Kathleen Hallisey “Kate” Rubins (born October 14, 1978) is a NASA astronaut. She became the 60th woman to fly in space when she launched on a Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station on July 6, 2016. Rubins is currently serving onboard the ISS as Flight Engineer for Expeditions 48 and 49.
She selected by NASA back in 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California and a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology from Stanford University Medical School Biochemistry Department and Microbiology and Immunology Department. Dr. Rubins conducted her undergraduate research on HIV-1 integration in the Infectious Diseases Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. She worked as a Fellow/Principal Investigator at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and headed 14 researchers studying viral diseases that primarily affect Central and West Africa.