• Question: what is it like to see earth from space?

    Asked by josip to Simon, Julia, Delma, Andrew, Alex on 16 Dec 2015.
    • Photo: Simon Challis

      Simon Challis answered on 16 Dec 2015:

      Hi Josip,

      I would imagine its breath taking. Like looking out of the window of a jet plane but being 100 times higher so you can really see the curvature of the Earth and the black of space!

      At mission control we often have the video feeds from the external cameras. The quality is nowhere near the same but for me its still a thrill to see the Himalyas at dawn from space, or the river nile and the Red Sea. Ive even see the Falkland Islands a few times!

    • Photo: Alexander Finch

      Alexander Finch answered on 17 Dec 2015:

      I wish I could see for myself! It must be spectacular – and the sunrises all the time – wow!

    • Photo: Andrew Winnard

      Andrew Winnard answered on 17 Dec 2015:

      Take a look for yourself Josip, its really amazing!

      There is even a risk of developing a state of mind where you strongly dont want to come back to Earth after being in space.