The image, taken by Expedition 41 aboard the International Space Station, looks like the fine artwork of some extra-terrestrial, but it’s actually decades old scarred earth and entrenchments of warfare along the Iraq/Iran border.
During his six-month “Blue Dot” mission on the International Space Station, German astronaut Alexander Gerst would often leave his camera running while he worked and did experiments.
The International Space Stations (ISS) is one of the greatest human and technological achievements in our history. Space agencies from the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada have come together for a common goal in the name of science and education. It is a symbol of technological excellence and a testament to what we can achieve through collaboration and teamwork. Here are things you may not have known about the International Space Station.