Scott Kelly

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A Royal Navy Captain made his 3rd and final exploration here. He nicknamed it and its relatives after 1st Lord of the Admiralty who sponsored his voyages here, also the namesake of a food item I look forward to on my return to Earth. Name it!

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A Royal Navy Captain made his 3rd and final exploration here. He nicknamed it and its relatives after 1st Lord of the Admiralty who sponsored his voyages here, also the namesake of a food item I look forward to on my return to Earth. Name it!

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wrsanders04 1221 days ago

big island

roam2me 1279 days ago

Captain James Cook named the islands after the Earl of (Sandwich). We today call it Hawaii the big island! Enjoy your sandwich back home.

michael29011995 1281 days ago

this island is the Hawaii where the navigator Captain James Cook, explored and cartographer of the Royal Navy died on February 14, 1779 in a fight with the Hawaiians. The islands that form Hawaii is historically known by the name of Sandwich Islands.

saif_sbcet10 1281 days ago

Sandwich Islands was a name given to the Hawaiian Islands by James Cook on one of his voyages in the 1770s. James Cook named the islands after John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, a supporter of Cook's voyages.

1galaxygoddess1 1282 days ago

I wonder why he called it sandwich island..it looks like a chocolate souffle' gone wrong

nrodri72 1283 days ago

This is the Sandwich Island.....I can send you one with cheese and ham...

Narries 1283 days ago

Amazing I would call it humm wolf :D

LuisaNievesIna 1283 days ago

It is a beautiful photo of the Sandwich Island which is famous for having the largest penguin colonies in the world.

AVISHEKDUTT2010 1292 days ago

Sandwich Islands

micwave 1293 days ago

Like Shinmoedake, where 'dake' is something honorific indicating mountain. Don't say Mount S.

micwave 1293 days ago

Natives speak it Hawai-i and i wonder if that last 'i' is for island, like 'ΓΈ' in dansk ? Mau-i

kellydo 1293 days ago

sandwich islands

ko2ri 1294 days ago

good morning. how about this lettuce sandwich?! ;))

rolochaz 1294 days ago

SANDWICH changed to HARVEYnow called HERVEY

Stelygs 1294 days ago

Oh, impressive&beautiful, thanks! I wish you'll find the most delicious 'sandwich' of the world, waiting for you at your landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan, Commander :)

wwestwood 1294 days ago

thanks for great photos love it BILL

a_cup_of_sea 1294 days ago

The hair line of the lava looks like "oil painting"... :-)

engrjim 1294 days ago

Fantastic! Thank you.

Oward_Hughes 1294 days ago

Waoh ! thank you very much Kelly for a gourmet like me this time it's easy : capitain cooke !

katie_9999 1294 days ago

what a beautiful picture! Thank you.