This remarkable image was taken by ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano through the International Space Station’s window onto the Earth – Cupola. Luca jokingly posted on Twitter: "Proof that the Earth is indeed round".
"Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it there." Barbara Walters
Get ready for an intergalactic (ok, maybe intragalactic) adventure! Pop Chart Lab has distilled more than half a century of space travel into a beautiful print. The Chart of Cosmic Exploration features hand-illustrated renderings of every orbiter, lander, rover, flyby, and impactor to ever successfully slip the surly bonds of Earth's orbit. Plus all of our pretty-cool planets in our pretty-great Solar System. #colossal #solarsystem #astronaut #nasa