Bahamas getting exposure as astronaut shares photos from space


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Astronaut Scott Kelly is documenting his year in space with photos on Twitter.


NASSAU, Bahamas, May 12, 2015 – Forty-six years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon, and Buzz Aldrin shared the first photograph from the moon, astronaut Scott Kelly is documenting his year in space with photos on Twitter. And the Bahamas has featured big.

Back when Aldrin’s photos were taken, UNICEF made a stamp of the photos and The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism embraced a stunning image of the island’s clear waters, with a poster and tagline, “The waters of The Bahamas are out of this world”.

The latest images from space from Kelly documenting his year in space on the Space Station are just as compelling today. He is posting various images of the earth from space, often not immediately recognizable, and always providing followers with a unique viewpoint to our planet.

Last week he showcased the clear waters and pristine white beaches of the Bahamas, describing the island as “the most beautiful place from space”.

The Ministry of Tourism was not the only fan of the tweet. The message was retweeted over 1,000 times and favourited by over 2,000 people.

The ministry has invited Kelly and his family to discover the islands first hand when he returns after his year in space.

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