The Bahamas From Space: An Astronaut’s-Eye View
Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on November 30, 2016
Photo courtesy of Commander Scott Kelly
We know how stunning the turquoise waters and white sand of The Bahamas are up close, but have you ever seen what our gemstone-colored archipelago looks like from space?
Well, here’s your chance, thanks to these extraordinary photographs by astronauts like Chris Hadfield, who can’t get enough of our islands!
It's hard to believe the colours of the Bahamas from space. pic.twitter.com/0DhYXmel
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 5, 2013
Commander Hadfield, who was the first Canadian to walk in space, has been described as the most social media-savvy astronaut to leave Earth. He engaged millions of fans in the space program and showed the world the wonders of our planet from a new perspective.
However, one place kept capturing his attention—and our imagination:
The beauty of the Bahamas is surreal; every blue that exists. Taken on New Year's Day, 2013 from the Space Station. pic.twitter.com/cnNPh8Xl
— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 2, 2013
Yet Hadfield wasn’t the only astronaut who was captivated by the allure of our islands. Scott Kelly, who recently spent a year aboard the International Space Station, also took plenty of photos of The Bahamas from space.
In fact, he called The Bahamas, “the most beautiful place from space.”
— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) April 26, 2015
It only makes sense, since it’s certainly the most beautiful place on Earth!
Most of us won’t get the chance to set our eyes on The Bahamas from space, but luckily it’s an easy place to visit. Check out our latest Travel Deals and plan your out-of-this-world vacation!