An Astronaut's Pictures From SpaceWall Street Journal, October 2, 2014 By Alexandra Wolfe
What is it really like to be in outer space? After fielding this question numerous times, astronaut Chris Hadfield decided to document his time on the international space station. The results can be found in his new book, "You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes" (Little, Brown and Co., $26), which features about 150 of the approximately 45,000 photographs that he took mostly during his last trip, a five-month stay ending in May 2013.
Mr. Hadfield, now retired, estimates that he orbited Earth 2,593 times during his three trips to space. He had to take his shots quickly: The station might cross the U.S. in just 10 minutes. His photos capture many unusual views of our planet, from the spidery patterns formed by sand dunes in the Gobi Desert to the circuit-like design of oil and gas sites in Carlsbad, N.M. "It's such a rare vantage point," he says. "I got to know the world well."
See slideshow at WSJ website.