Orbital View: Indonesian Island

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

We have featured lots of images from NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren here, thanks to their prolific Instagram accounts. Their three Russian companions aboard the International Space Station don’t use the social network. But turns out the sole Asian astronaut aboard, Kimiya Yui, does:

Yui, a flight engineer from Japan, has spent 111 days in space. This is his first spaceflight.