Clayton C. Anderson

@Astro_Clay

Crazy fun US (retired) Astronaut/consultant. Future author (Dec.), help w/STEM, S Media Q&A/space, love NASA, inventor of Twitpic POTD! http://t.co/0dv6eqVNaa

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The Milky Way Galaxy...from the Space Shuttle Discovery!

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1545 days ago

The Milky Way Galaxy...from the Space Shuttle Discovery!

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djsheptx 1218 days ago

Great "screen saver" shot!

Astro_Clay 1218 days ago

Some have seen this before...but it's what the Milky Way looks like from Discovery on STS131.

spaceflight 1526 days ago

WOW ... Awesome ! I need a Enterprise to explore the Milky Way ;o) ...

PC0101 1540 days ago

This pic shows that stars and Earth can be seen at the same time as long as the overall scene is rather dark and does not exceed the admissible contrast range of the camera.

JQsan 1543 days ago

Yeay! The leo to hustle in Spring! Awesome!

Stelygs 1543 days ago

Wow, a privileged observation point indeed, for such a view!

DaveAMac 1544 days ago

Now that is simply incredible! Words can't describe it!...

sanduleak_1 1545 days ago

MAGNIFICA!!! Amazing photo!!! Thank You Clay! This is a beautiful gift ...

gaz4053 1545 days ago

Brilliant.....just brilliant!

NamikoF 1545 days ago

May 01, 2010 17:50 JST"..over the window"

Peacock486 1545 days ago

And we're stuck in earth orbit for now. i swear we would invent warp drive before we get beyond LEO again =P

theotribbiani 1545 days ago

Bellissima!!! Look the right size we can see pollux and castor! My constelation Gemini!

Bqdyq 1545 days ago

wow

EireMegs35 1545 days ago

That's crazy spectacular, Clay!

masutebaria 1545 days ago

お見事!!なんて綺麗なんでしょう!! 

motorbikematt 1545 days ago

WOW, GOOD SHOT!

nobu9391 1545 days ago

A photograph of the space is beautiful!

maruceballos 1545 days ago

sublime!

Grosby 1545 days ago

Beautiful. Just.. Just beautiful!

DarrenTownend 1545 days ago

You are living my dream!