The Amazing View from the International Space Station's Brand New Window

Sahara from Space

The world beneath your feetSoichi Noguchi

Twitpics from space just got even more interesting with the addition of a brand new cupola window aboard the International Space Station. Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi has accordingly updated his Twitter feed with a fresh Twitpic of the Sahara desert framed within the cupola.

"Let there be light! Cupola windows open toward Sahara desert. Priceless!" Noguchi tweeted.

Noguchi's new observation view comes courtesy of the space shuttle Endeavour. The shuttle crew installed the window during an overnight spacewalk, and it appears that Noguchi has not wasted any time putting his massive 800mm camera lens to use. We showcased some more of the astronaut photographer's work here.