Atlanta astronaut captures out-of-this-world snapshot of city

Who can resist taking a photo of an Atlanta sunset while jogging through Piedmont Park? Or what about snapping a shot of the city’s skyline from SkyView?

There’s no shortage of great locations to capture the beauty of the A, but it’s not often that you see a stellar view of the city from 250 miles above Earth. 

Thanks to NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, we now have a glimpse of Atlanta that is out of this world.

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The Smyrna-native and Georgia Tech grad took the image of ATL and posted to his Twitter Tuesday while aboard the ISS.

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He and two other Russian cosmonauts launched into space from Kazakhstan in October to conduct science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development. They are scheduled to remain aboard the station until late February.

Luckily, Kimbrough took a break from his research to upload the dazzling pic below. 

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