A Place Called Space
Day 8

Supported by Wellcome Trust

An astronaut's view of Earth

What’s it like to see our planet from above? Four seasoned astronauts recall that most unique experience.

The view of Earth from space is one that few of us will ever get to experience. To see the planet as a single orb in the expanse of space can change the way you feel about your life, our species, and our place in the universe. It’s an experience currently reserved for the fortunate few who carry the torch of humanity into space.

Helen Sharman, Daniel Tani, Michael Barratt and Jean-Francois Clervoy recall that moment when they first set eyes on our blue planet from above.

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