NASA astronaut tweets incredible shot of New Orleans, Mississippi River Delta aboard ISS


Member of the main crew to the International Space Station (ISS) US astronaut Jessica Meir has her spacesuit tested before boarding a Soyuz rocket to the ISS, at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on September 25, 2019. (Photo by Vyacheslav OSELEDKO / AFP) (Photo credit should read VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP via Getty Images)


Some people just have all the luck.

That’s true for NASA astronaut Jessica Meir, who is living on the International Space Station. She got a chance to photograph New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta from high above, posting her photo on Twitter this week.

“The #Mississippi River delta looking like somebody spilled their watercolors,” she tweeted.

The remarkable image shows the sediment from the river draining into the delta and then the Gulf of Mexico. New Orleans, Lake Pontchartrain and Baton Rouge are easily spotted in Meir’s picture.

Meir is one of two astronauts who made history after completing the first all-female spacewalk in October 2019. She is also in the list of 12 women who could be the first female astronaut on the moon in 2024.

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