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  • the view from above    July 23 
From space, astronaut snaps photos of rocket fire, explosions in Israel and Gaza

More than 200 miles above Earth, German astronaut Alexander Gerst was able to capture on camera rocket fire and explosions in Israel and Gaza. Gerst snapped the pictures Wednesday night from the International Space Station, and Tweeted in both English and German that it was his "saddest photo yet." --Catherine Garcia

 
 
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