Our Earth is breathtaking, always. No matter when we look down, where we are, day or night, the perspective is exceptional.
From space, you can see the drama of Earth’s past and present. At nearly 300 miles per minute, continents flash by in the time it takes to review a new photo.
Each day, this view impresses upon me the importance of the work we all do as geoscientists. We strive to understand how this planet works, how it can provide resources for our use, and how we can protect it so that we may continue traveling through space on this spaceship we call Earth.
All of us who are geoscientists need to continue to share our stories of discovery.
—Andrew J. “Drew” Feustel (@Astro_Feustel), NASA Astronaut
Editor’s note: On 1 June, Drew Feustel becomes commander of the International Space Station’s Expedition 56. He is scheduled to make his ninth spacewalk on 15 June.