SpaceX Inspiration 4 tourists share stunning photos of the earth

Nov 16, 2021

By: Marcia Sekhose

What is Inspiration4?

Inspiration4 is the first crewed orbital mission with no professional astronauts on board. The privately chartered spaceflight was funded by billionaire Jared Isaacman.

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The space tourists

Isaacman commandeered the flight and joining him were physician assistant Hayley Arcenaux, data engineer Chris Sembroski, and geoscientist and science communication specialist Sian Proctor.

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The journey

The four space tourists circled earth for three days on the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, and captured some stunning photos of the earth.

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Shot on iPhone

Crew member Hayley Arcenaux shared this image of the earth with the nose cone of the capsule blocking the sunlight.

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Starry night

An image of how the earth looks at night from space.

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Sea of clouds

An image showing a sea of clouds on earth.

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Earth at night

Here’s a better image of how the earth looks at night from space.

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Oceans on earth

This image shows how the oceans on earth look from space.

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How to get the photos

There’s a dedicated album for the photos clicked by the Inspiration4 tourists. These photos are in full resolution and can be downloaded.

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