CNN – On this Earth Day, it’s a good time to remember just how small we truly are.
A project called EarthKAM was started in 1995 by Sally Ride, who was the first woman in space. Photos shows earth from one its most impressive vantage points — space. The long and winding Grand Canyon; the European Union’s longest river, the Danube; and the 13,000 miles of the Great Wall of China become almost abstract works of art when photographed from above.
NASA astronaut Victor Glover Jr., who conducted his third spacewalk in late February, talked then about how fragile Earth looks from space, and “just how special it is for there to be human life on this planet,” CNN reported.
“It makes me want to do all that I can to protect that,” Glover said.
The EarthKAM camera flew on two more shuttle flights before moving to the International Space Station in 2001, according to NASA. Sally Ride died in 2012, and NASA renamed the program Sally Ride EarthKAM the following year. It remains a permanent payload on the ISS, CNN reported.
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