Cupola! Video showing off the wraparound view of the world

With the modest title “a small video from the International Space Station”, Expedition 40’s Oleg Artemyev shows off what it’s like to look at the world through the Cupola, a spot in the International Space Station where crew members can get a 360-degree view of their surroundings.

It’s a handy spot for catching spacecraft, but also is an amazing spot to look at the view. And you don’t need to speak Russian to appreciate the awe in Artemyev’s voice. Below are a couple of pictures showing what the Cupola looks like from the inside and the outside.

Sandy Magnus (astronaut) looks out the Cupola during STS-135 in 2011. Credit: NASA

Sandy Magnus (astronaut) looks out the Cupola during STS-135 in 2011. Credit: NASA

Expedition 25 commander Doug Wheelock inside the Cupola in 2010. Credit: NASA

Expedition 25 commander Doug Wheelock inside the Cupola in 2010. Credit: NASA

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