Photo: Reid Wiseman—NASA
Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman
"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space," says NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman, who regularly sends back images from the International Space Station. He speaks to TIME LightBox of the importance of social media in space exploration.
This week, TIME LightBox takes a deep look at the different types of photography produced in space, the tools used by astronauts and their robotic counterparts, the scientific and sociological implications of photos made by the space program, and how space photography fits into the pantheon of photography proper. Plus, we’ll show you some really breathtaking and, in some cases, rarely seen, images - because what is more breathtaking than photos from space?