Wisconsin astronaut planning a bookPictures of the world from the eye of an orbiting astronaut will be published in a book due for release in about a month.
By: By Mike Simonson/Wisconsin Public Radio, Superior Telegram
Pictures of the world from the eye of an orbiting astronaut will be published in a book due for release in about a month. Author Jeffrey Williams of also focused his lens on his home turf of northern Wisconsin.
Williams holds the record for most pictures taken while onboard the International Space Station. He just returned as Expedition 22 commander, taking about 100,000 pictures during his six month mission. This book has 300 of the more than 85,000 pictures he took in 2006, during Expedition 13.
Williams says he’s trying to communicate his personal perspective on the experience, “allowing the reader to vicariously partake in the journey.”
In the book, “The Works of His Hands, a Heavenly View”, Williams draws from his roots growing up in the northern Wisconsin town of Winter.
Shots include a newly-erupting volcano in the Aleutian Islands and a unique look at the auroras, and the northern and southern lights above the Earth’s atmosphere.
More information can be found at www.cph.org/space.