Orbital View: Baja Blues

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Artmyev shared this dreamy snap of Baja California, as seen from the International Space Station:

got a bit of fresh air, going for a spacewalk outside the station. They reportedly began by “casting off a flash drive into space, giving a ceremonial send-off to recorded messages and video from last year’s 70th anniversary of Victory Day.”

(See all Orbital Views here)