@BadAstronomer is sharing the exciting news that someone has taken the first picture from Earth of an astronaut on a spacewalk from a Shuttle. Is this the first such picture, internationally? Or is it just the first such picture in America?</p>

Check out the pics at the photographer’s web page. They are well annotated and exciting.

Taking ground-based photographs of satellites and space vehicles is a great project for young people interested in image processing and space. In this case, the result is spectacular, but to get a photo of anything human-made (e.g., the ISS) would be exciting for young and old, alike.