Ground control to Major Franquemont.

It's Monday, so what better way to feel existentially insignificant than look at a bunch of space photography? U-2 pilot and 1st Reconnaissance Squadron instructor, Ross Franquemont, recently ventured out into the stratospheres where the sky ends and space begins. 

Reaching altitudes of 70,000 feet in a U-2 Dragon Lady spy plane, the view is one that has been described as unparalleled. And to give us lowly civilians a glimpse of the high-flying life, Franquemont found the time to snap a few primo shots for your visual consumption.

Here's what the edge of space looks like from a U-2 spy plane.