Astronaut Ron Garan, known on Twitter as @Astro_Ron
, has been sharing his unique view with tens of thousands of space fans.
Garan has been photographing Earth, Space Shuttle Atlantis
, and his team's spacewalks from his home aboard the International Space Station, where he currently resides as a member of Expedition 27
In 2009, NASA placed an order for 11 D3S digital SLR cameras with F-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED lenses to be used for photographic documentation in space, according to Nikon. NASA has reportedly used Nikon equipment since the early 1970s, and, to date, has taken more than 700,000 photographs using Nikon equipment.
This most recent image from Garan's Twitter feed
is a view from the ISS showing a lone iceberg floating in the ocean in the lower right corner of the image.