Three astronauts have returned to Earth, and while I'm happy that they landed safely, I'm very sad that astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is not in space anymore. She is a nerd after my own heart, tweeting such science fiction influenced gems as
But clearly posting to Twitter is something that she did on her downtime, often as she was headed to bed. She had a keen eye for striking imagery, near or far, and a piquant turn of phrase -- I imagine this was even better in Italian. All of these images were taken in the last month; you must check out her Twitter media feed for her photography and comments spanning the 200 days she spent in space.
So dear Samantha: I'm glad you made it home safely; but I am very sorry you're not in space anymore to wish us "Buona notte dallo spazio." I hope you get to go back someday so we can see Earth -- and maybe places beyond -- through your eyes.