Astronaut Showcases Bermuda From Above

November 20, 2015

Astronaut Scott Kelly has taken a moment to highlight Bermuda from above for a second time, tweeting a photo of the island yesterday [Nov 19] with a caption saying, “#Bermuda out of the blue #YearInSpace”, with the photo attracting over 4.000 favourites and retweets in under 24 hours.

Kelly is currently in the midst of a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station [ISS].

scott kelly tweet bermuda Nov 20 2015

According to NASA, “Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have been selected to serve a one-year mission aboard the International Space Station in 2015.

“The goal of the mission is to understand how the human body reacts and adapts to the harsh environment of space. Data from the expedition will be used to reduce risks to the health of crewmembers as NASA prepares to advance space travel beyond low Earth orbit.”

Mr Kelly isn’t the first astronaut to showcase Bermuda from space, with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield tweeting two photos of Bermuda in 2013.

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  1. Yes I says:

    beauty so natural it almost looks like a painting.

  2. swing voter says:

    impressive how the prevailing SW winds blew and effectively created the coral/limestone base of the island millions of years ago. Nature even added value by growing the corals in the North Shore lagoon (again, millions of years ago). Proof that nature predates religion….7 days? yeah ….. right

    • Jesus Freak says:

      Swing Voter since you’re so enlightened, please bestow your wealth of knowledge on the rest of us religious idiots and explain the conscience… Yeah that right you can’t because evolutionary theory says “Survival of the fittest”. As the saying goes, “The greatest fear of all great scientist is to reach the peak of knowledge and find a group of theologians sitting there saying “We’ve been waiting for you for centuries!” Accept it… it takes more faith to be an atheist. Now shut up and enjoy the picture! SMH

      • Ride says:

        Actually, the greatest fear of all scientist is the return of a state controlled by religion. The last time this happened in the Western World great swaths of knowledge were destroyed and great scientific minds were slaughtered as heretics and blasphemers for simply thinking differently to scripture. Do you know what that age in Western history is called? The Dark Ages. It was only through the Black Death the people began to realise that the Church was not all it had built itself up to be and it began to loose its choke-hold (literally) on society.

        Furthermore, every advance in science and technology makes the gods (yours included) less powerful. We understand, through the advance of science and technology, the causes of diseases, natural disasters, formation of stars, planets and galaxies. Through all these advances not one has required the existence of a god (yours included) to effect them.

        Science cures disease, restores vision, makes the lame walk, cures cancer, provides food for the masses, transmits messages around the globe at the speed of light, and takes people into the heavens to the moon and eventually to other planets (and perhaps even other stars). You can’t pray (or meditate or whatever it is you do) these things into being.

        If you could use your god you wouldn’t need science. For example, if prayer could heal there would be no need for medical science; hospitals, chemotherapy, MRI, fracture clinics, or even aspirin. Every time a religious person makes use of science and technology that does what they claim their god can do they are actually admitting that their god is powerless to do it. When you are sick why do you make use of medical science? I put it to you that it is because you know that your god can’t to squat to help you but science can.

        So, before you go poo-pooing science in the name of you god stop for a moment and consider what your actions communicate (your “fruits”) when you turn away from it to science for the solution.

        Finally, consciousness is an evolutionary trait that the human species as evolved beyond other life on this planet. For increased survival information of surroundings is very important. At some point in a pre-species that knowledge reached a critical mass were knowledge of self developed. A baby at around a year can recognise itself in a mirror. However, there is no evidence to suggest that non-primates (e.g. cats) can do so.

  3. Toodle-oo says:

    Look very , very closely at that photo , don’t be distracted by the blue of the ocean or what your mind thinks it sees .

    There is precious little green space left on land . Almost none in respect of the total land mass.

    And to think there’s people out there who believe that there’s tons of room left for development . smh

  4. Captain Kirk says:

    Beam me up scotty!

  5. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    Quite a bit of foundation there….hmmmm I wonder what the developers in dubai would do with that..??

  6. Keepin' it Real!...4Real! says:

    Quite a bit of foundation there…hmmmm I wonder what the developers in dubai would do with that..??

  7. Derek Knowles says:

    This photo brings back memories of when I lived in Bermuda from 1974 to 1980 when I came to South Africa. I have recently met a delegate on a course I was doing and when I asked where he was from – yes you’ve guessed Bermuda. He is a director of a hotel here in Johannesburg and regularly travels back to the island. In my lounge, I have a framed print of the island and also prints of the crests and history of Bermuda’s Elizabetha’s patrons

  8. BDA Lover says:

    Just came to read this great article and here we are again……somebody had to bring in religion.Seriously people? Just take a moment to be grateful for what we have and then go to the next article. Sad sad sad……