Nicole Stott

Nicole Stott | Channel 4

Channel 4 - Man Made Planet: Earth from Space

 

Using images of Earth taken from space across the last 45 years and stunning time-lapse sequences, astronauts reveal how humanity is transforming the world - for better and worse. In 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 captured the iconic ‘Blue Marble’ - the only photograph ever taken by an astronaut of the entire Earth. Since then, NASA has taken much more.

Alongside fellow astronauts, Nicole Stott, highlights that population growth has changed the view of cities, creating mega-cities from virtually nothing: "To see these glowing cities kind of popping out at you at night is really pretty incredible. For me it opened up this whole new view of looking at places like China. "You can imagine all of these people bustling around that area, but it’s like the mute button is on. It’s a very surreal thing. It gets you thinking about what are all those people doing down there?"

 

For U.K. viewers, refer to the broadcast here: http://www.channel4.com/programmes/man-made-planet-earth-from-space/on-demand/64826-001

View of a man-made salt pond in Australia (Photo credit: NASA/Channel 4)

Nicole Stott | SpaceArts Festival VII, Tucson

SPACEARTS FESTIVAL VII : 9 - 12 June 2016

 

Nicole Stott. Pink Flower, 2015  Digital C-print on Aluminium with mixed media, 51cm x 61cm. Edition of 3. © Nicole Stott | A.I. Gallery

 SpaceArts Festival is an annual reunion of NASA Apollo astronauts, space scientists, authors, astronomers, space artists, and fans. Artist & retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott will be presenting a small selection of works for sale and speaking on the panel at this festival.

Stott is a veteran of two spaceflights and 104 days living and working in space on both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station (ISS) (including 3 Space Shuttle missions (STS128, STS129, STS133), 2 ISS missions (Expeditions 20 & 21), and one spacewalk). She is also a NASA Aquanaut and is the holder of the women’s world record for saturation diving following her 18 day mission with the NEEMO9 crew on the Aquarius undersea habitat.