NASA got Scott Kelly to the International Space Station where he made amazing art. He also spent a year there, and he got back safely. A historic achievement. Non fiction science fiction. We were obsessed with the smallness of the 2016 presidential campaign so it wasn’t particularly talked about.
Kelly always points out that the accomplishment is not his alone, that the NASA community deserves equal credit. Still, he was the one floating in space for a year.
While floating in space he created a series of abstracts, Passing Over the Land Down Under. They’re shots of Australia.
I think they’re among the great artworks this century.
One of them:
Many of them:
Astronaut Scott Kelly took these photos of Australia from the International Space Station and posted them to Twitter.
Badass return from outer space: