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Stunning Space Photos: NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins' Views from Orbit

Mike Hopkins Tweets Stunning Image of Great Barrier Reef

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo of the Great Barrier Reef was taken by of NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins from the International Space Station on Nov. 29, 2013. “Great Barrier Reef near Australia. This pic shows just a small portion of the reef. Pretty amazing to see from space,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins Tweets ‘End of the Road for My Pumpkins’

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo was taken by of NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins from the International Space Station on Nov. 26, 2013. “End of the road for my pumpkins. Not sure the cause of death, but I'll try again. Sunflower still growing, but slow,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins Captures Photo of Post-Launch Cloud

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @AstroIllini)

NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins took this photo from the International Space Station on Oct. 10. “Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,” the Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer tweeted.

Mike Hopkins: America’s Heartland Seen from ISS

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins took this photo while aboard the International Space Station on Feb. 26, 2014 “Heartland of America. Has a certain beauty to it,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins on ISS: Sunflower Breaks Free of Shell

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This great image of a sunflower was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins on Nov. 13, 2013. “It took a little help, but the sunflower finally broke free from its shell! Freedom at last,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins took this image while aboard the International Space Station on March 1, 2014 “From Fargo ND to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins on ISS: Clouds Over Red Earth

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This beautiful photo of clouds over a red Earth was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins on Nov. 15, 2013. “Almost looks like a painting with the clouds and red earth in the background. Had to share this one,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins with SPHERES Mini Satellites on ISS

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo of NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins with SPHERES mini satellites was taken aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 6, 2013. “The SPHERES mini satellites are used to test various station keeping and control theories. Great day of testing!” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins Captures 'Awesome' Photo of Moonrise on ISS

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @ AstroIllini)

This photo of a moonrise was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins on Nov. 12, 2013. “Moonrise on station, different perspective but still awesome,” Hopkins tweeted.

Mike Hopkins Captures Accidental Photo From ISS

Mike Hopkins (via Twitter as @AstroIllini)

NASA Astronaut Mike Hopkins captured this photo by accident from the International Space Station on Oct. 3. “1st pic of day. I messed up & hit button while grabbing the camera, but I thought it turned out to be a neat shot,” the Expedition 37/38 Flight Engineer tweeted on Oct. 13.

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