Oct 21, 2015

Astronaut shares photo of Yellowstone from space

A NASA astronaut offered a better-than-birds-eye view of Yellowstone National Park this week, sharing a snapshot of the park from the International Space Station.

"Hello @YellowstoneNPS!" astronaut Kjell Lindgren tweeted on Monday, adding, "Our national parks are national treasures."

He also threw in a hashtag for the National Park Service/National Park Foundation's "Find Your Park" promotional campaign.

Yellowstone National Park, as seen from space on Oct. 16. Photo courtesy NASA/Kjell Lindgren
Lindgren snapped the photo on Friday (Oct. 16), using a Nikon D4 camera equipped with a 50 to 500mm lens, according to the image's metadata.

It was likely a pretty quick sightseeing tour, as the space station travels at roughly 17,100 miles an hour.

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