Stunning Photo of New York City From the ISS

December 29, 2014 | Bucky Turco

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti shot a photo of New York City from aboard the International Space Station, which hovers over 200 miles above the Earth at a speed of about 17,150 miles per hour. “Can almost see the Statue of Liberty,” wrote Cristoforetti, a captain in the Italian Air Force, on Twitter accompanied by the aerial image. She’s currently training for a “long duration mission” and is living on ISS from November 2014 to May 2015. (Photo: @Samantha Cristoforetti)