NASA astronaut Scott Kelly aboard ISS (International Space Station) has once again tweeted image of Southern India captured from space. The astonishing pics were taken from his Nikon D4 digital camera using a 28-millimeter lens. The blue colored image is a delight to watch and has mesmerised people not only from India but all around the globe.
Image went viral on the social media and has recieved thousands of retwets and faviourites. Kelly caputred the image when ISS was flying just above the India on Jan 3, 2016. For some Indians, it is a new year gift from the the longest living astonaut.
Scott Kelly is longest living astronaut on the ISS in the history of space and he has spent 465 days in space by January 6. On October 16, Kelly completed 383 days in space and became the longest living man in space by breaking the record of US astronaut Mike Fincke who had spent 382 cumulative days. Kelly is also the record holder of consecutive days spent in space. With his 216th consecutive days in space on October 29, Scott Kelly surpassed astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria’s record for the single longest space flight (215 consecutive days) by an American.
Kelly’s space run will continue till March 3, 2016 and if everything goes according to plan then by that time he would have spent a total of 522 days in space spanned over four missions. Kelly has been subject to an experiment which is analysing the effects of space over humans and the data obtained will be used in the future space missions.
Watch stunning image of Southern Indian Coast:
It isn’t the first time Kelly is mesmerising Indian people by releasing some breathtaking photos. Previously, Kelly tweeted stunning image of South India at night taken from space. It was a Diwali gift for many Indians and star gazers. Below is the image.