Orbiting space station snaps its 1 millionth photo

Astronaut Don Pettit enters the history books -- and not just for his accomplishment in making it to the International Space Station.

The 1 millionth photo taken from the orbiting International Space Station was snapped by NASA astronaut Don Pettit, who then posted it to Twitter. Don Pettit

Write this down: Astronaut Don Pettit becomes the answer to the future trivia question, "Who snapped the 1 millionth photo from the International Space Station?"

He photographed this image of the Earth while the craft hovered some 240 miles above the southeastern Tasman Sea. Pettit posted the photo on his Twitter account, where he regularly posts updates and images from the space station. Check out some of his handicraft in the accompanying gallery.

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