Anyone who passes through the International Space Station, does not pass without… taking pictures of the view that the “stay” provides, so Koichi Wakata would not be the exception. It can be said that the Japanese astronaut – a “repeater” who already has more than 400 days in space – has its own album that, very recently, gained an image worthy of prominence.
Although it looks more like painting a landscape, the photograph taken by the JAXA astronaut depicts the passage of the ISS through the region of Key West, FloridaUSA.
This was just one of several images that Koichi Wakata published the same day on Twitterrecently in a set which also includes photographs of the Strait of Gibraltar or the Sahara desert.
See in the gallery some of the photographs taken by Koichi Wakata from the ISS
Koichi Wakata arrived at the ISS last October, integrating the Crew-5 mission, along with Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada, from NASA, and cosmonaut Anna Kikina, from Roscosmos, all “rookies”. Before this mission, the Japanese astronaut had participated in two shuttle missions and two expeditions to the ISS and had already spent 347 days in space.
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The crew of Crew-5 is responsible for conducting more than 200 scientific experiments aboard the ISS, as well as testing technologies. For example, studies are planned on the behavior of human organs artificially printed in space and on heart disease.