A German astronaut has taken amazing photos from New Zealand from the International Space Station. Alexander Gerst, who works for…
A German astronaut has taken amazing photos from New Zealand from the International Space Station.
Alexander Gerst, who works for the European Space Agency, published incredible pictures of New Zealand’s southern island, including a picturesque view of the southern Alps, on Facebook.
The astronaut has a close relationship with our beautiful country when studying for his master’s degree in basic science at Victoria University in Wellington from 2001 to 2003.
During his study of his master’s thesis, he developed a volcanic surveillance technique that enhances the predictions of volcanic eruptions, published in Science Magazine .
“It was in this amazing country that I first learned what it means to travel beyond my horizons and how to see the world with open eyes,” Gerst wrote in the Facebook post.
Astronaut has previously captured amazing pictures from New Zealand, including Mt Ruapehu, where he spent a lot of time studying volcanoes.
Gersts Instagram is full of amazing photos from all over the world, including the Chuquicamata copper mill in the Atacama Desert and Great Salt Lake in Utah.
In August, the astronaut made headlines as he punched a hole in the international space station with his finger.
During a live feed from ISS, Nasa said ground control: “Just now, Alex got his finger and I do not think it’s the best solution for that.”
Nasa confirmed the problem and said that It consisted of a “minute pressure seal” and that the crew was in the process of repairing the damage.