Thursday, February 03, 2022

The Bahamas | International Space Station

The Bahamas | International Space Station

The island nation of the Bahamas is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the Atlantic Ocean. Astronauts of Expedition 66 captured this image. 

The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan Archipelago consisting of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean; north of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic); northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands; southeast of the U.S. state of Florida and east of the Florida Keys. Its capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. (Source: Wikipedia)

"The overview effect is a cognitive shift in awareness reported by some astronauts during spaceflight, often while viewing the Earth from outer space. It is the experience of seeing first-hand the reality of the Earth in space, which is immediately understood to be a tiny, fragile ball of life, 'hanging in the void', shielded and nourished by a paper-thin atmosphere. The effect may also invoke a sense of transcendence and connection with humanity as a whole, from which national borders appear petty." The term and concept were coined in 1987 by American author, Frank White, who explored the theme in his book The Overview Effect — Space Exploration and Human Evolution." [available in paperback and ebook formats]

(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center (JSC)

Image Date: December 1, 2021

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