July 14, 2014 2:00 PM EDT

Astronaut Alexander Gerst recorded footage from the International Space Station as it soared over Brazil and the Atlantic Ocean at speeds around 18,000 miles an hour (!!!). Everything sure seems more peaceful from 250 miles away, huh? (h/t io9)

More Must-Read Stories From TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com.

Read More From TIME
You May Also Like
EDIT POST