A French astronaut shared pictures of the Egyptian Suez Canal, Cairo airport, and Giza Pyramids have taken from orbit.
The pyramids, Cairo airport and the Suez canal, or when #wondersoftheworld meets #airportsfromspace meets… container ships? 🇪🇬 Egypt seems to have many many wonders of the #modernworld! #EgyptNationalDay https://t.co/pW9D7kgvEG pic.twitter.com/WmEHmm1xJX
— Thomas Pesquet (@Thom_astro) July 23, 2021
He is on a six-month mission, named Alpha, and will become the first French commander of the space station in a month-long stint.
In a tweet, Pesquet said, “The pyramids, and the Suez canal, or when wonders of the world meet the modern world.
“Egypt is one of the most easily recognizable countries and one of the most photogenic places to picture from space! Casting your gaze on the surrounding desert you see beautiful and intriguing shapes but I (nor anyone else) will probably ever see them in real life. The environment is too unhospitable,” he added.