Photos from space station
Credit: Andre Kuipers / ESA/NASA / Rex Features
Orbiting Earth at about 17,500 mph, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers has a stunning perspective on the planet we call home.
Making more than 15 complete orbits every day at an altitude of about 205 miles, the International Space Station offers nearly endless opportunities to capture amazing images. Kuipers, who launched on Dec. 21, 2011 and is slated to return home on July 1, is taking advantage of that, tweeting some of his incredible pictures back to Earth.