NEW ORLEANS, La (WDSU) —
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.
The #Mississippi River delta looking like somebody spilled their watercolors. That’s #NewOrleans nestled up on Lake Pontchartrain to the right of center, and #BatonRouge up above the lake. #Louisiana #EarthArt pic.twitter.com/rRuMhvgftX— Jessica Meir (@Astro_Jessica) February 11, 2020
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.