Astronaut Pays Tribute to Healthcare Workers Battling COVID-19 with Awesome Space Picture

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The novel coronavirus outbreak that began in Wuhan, China last year is starting to not only take a toll on healthcare systems and economies around the world, but it is also starting to really weigh on some of us emotionally.

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Photo by Jay Mantri from Pexels.

After all, much of the world is locked down. Even so, NASA astronaut and fellow doctor Andrew Morgan took time this past National Doctors’ Day to show the frontline workers down on Earth just how much their contribution matters to us all right now.

And he did it with an epic selfie that captures a stunning view of the blue marble below. How’s that for perspective in these trying times?

He wrote in a tweet, “As a medical doctor looking back on our planet on #NationalDoctorsDay, I think of the healthcare professionals & volunteers that are risking their lives in this crisis. We're at our best when we help each other. I'm in awe of your selfless service. Thank you from @Space_Station.”

You can check out the picture by clicking this link here and heading on over to Twitter.

As you know, we love astrophotography. You can check out some of our favorite past articles by clicking here.

Also, check out some of our recent COVID-19 coverage and how it has impacted the world of photography. We brought you the story of Fujifilm’s Avigan drug and its promise as well as Canon’s rolling out of testing kits as the optical industry does its part to fight the virus.

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted your life? Are you on lockdown where you live? Let us know your thoughts/story in the comments section below if you like.

And don’t forget to check out some of our other photography news articles on Light Stalking by clicking this link right here.

[PetaPixel]

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