I had the privilege of spending over 7 months in space over two missions. My favorite, and in my opinion, the most important thing that I did in space was take photos and shoot video. It was through the RED camera with the DRAGON sensor that I was able to share the experience of space flight with people on Earth. I helped to make an IMAX movie (A Beautiful Planet), and shot some of the first 4K UHD video from space. What an amazing camera, I loved shooting with it.
While on the International Space Station @ISS, we had a @Skype video chat with [Hollywood director] James Cameron, and my crew mate was showing James around and said, “Hey, here’s my crew mate Terry Virts playing with cameras like he normally is.” I had the DRAGON in my hands, and James looked at it and said, “Oh, I filmed Avatar with that camera.” That was pretty cool.
This last image is me in the Cupola. It's every astronaut’s favorite place on the space station; a seven-windowed observation post with the best views of our planet and the universe.
[Post 1 of 4. Astronaut Terry Virts sharing @astro_terry sharing shots from #space.]