Astronauts give tour of the globe from space (video)

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio give a tour of the globe from on board the International Space Station.

I’d have a hard time identifying anything other than Italy. A lot of it is upside down!

Which is a funny thing when you think about it. If Argentines had been the lead power in the 1400s, would the map of the earth be totally different, with Europe and North America “south” and Africa and Latin America “north”?





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2 Responses to “Astronauts give tour of the globe from space (video)”

  1. Badgerite says:

    Love those tours of the planet. Home, sweet, Home.

  2. mooresart says:

    Very nice, John. Thanks for posting.

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