Astronaut Scott Kelly's Instagram Kicks the Crap Out of Yours

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The chances that any of us will travel to space are about one in a billion. That’s why astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending his lucky year in orbit helping the rest of us Earthlings imagine what that might be like.

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Every day for the last 124, Scott Kelly has posted pictures of the mind-blowing view out his bedroom window to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. His #YearInSpace campaign has garnered Kelly hundreds of thousand of social media followers already — and he’s still got another 2/3 of a year to go. If you’re not following Kelly yet, perhaps this little collection of his recent work will convince you to do yourself a favor. Seriously, people: Nobody’s selfies, cat videos or amateur food photography holds a candle to the scenery 240 miles up.

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Are these images a part of the public domain (that is, printable for personal use) if he’s a government employee using government equipment on government time? If so, is there a place where they’re currently available in high-rez? So many NASA photos are available high-rez on their Flickr accounts, but I haven’t seen any of these yet.