Posts Tagged ‘iss’

‘Cities at Night’ as Captured by Astronauts Aboard the International Space Station

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Since 2003 astronauts have been snapping up photographs of our beautiful planet from the International Space Station. All of these photographs have been archived together into a resource called The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. It’s through the utilization of this resource, as well as a database compiled by Spanish Astrophysicists that a little project called Cities at Night exists.

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Astronauts on the ISS Document Hurricane Arthur from 230 Miles Above

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As this July 4th weekend was just winding up and much of the USA was getting ready for a fun, family- and firework-filled time, much of the East Coast had to put those plans on hold as Hurricane Arthur bore down on their homes.

While all of this was happening, 230 miles straight up the International Space Station astronauts were documenting the storm as only they could, putting the power of mother nature in both beautiful and terrifying perspective. Read more…

Astronaut Beams Down the First Vine from Space, Making the Most of his First Trip Up

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Astronaut Reid Wiseman took one small upload for man and one giant leap for Vine’s marketing department yesterday when he uploaded the first ever Vine from space. But the Vine is just a small, headline worthy piece of what Wiseman has been uploading from space. Read more…

International Space Station Cameras Now Offering a Gorgeous Live View of Earth

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Rotating around the earth approximately sixteen times each day, the International Space Station is the venue from which many astronauts have been able to capture incredible photographs of our Earth. Taking it to the next level though is a project from NASA called the High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment.
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It’s Official: The First Instagram From Space Has Been Posted

Taking one small step for photography (or is it ‘a photography’?) and one giant leap for Instagram, the first Instagram post from space was posted this past Monday by an astronaut currently residing at the International Space Station. Read more…

Beautiful ISS Photo Captures a Japanese Spacecraft Lighting Up the Atmosphere

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This gorgeous photo, taken from the International Space Station, looks a bit like a meteor straight out of Armageddon headed right for a major city. Fortunately that’s not the case, although you are indeed looking at a large, flaming object careening through the atmosphere and lighting up the clouds as it disintegrated during re-entry.

Originally released in September of 2013, the photo was taken by a stationary camera onboard the ISS and shows the Japanese HTV-4 cargo spacecraft burning up on re-entry as planned. The spacecraft had brought up supplies for the astronauts aboard the ISS, and after spending a month locked on to the orbiting station, it was time to let it go and… well… watch it burn.

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NASA Releases Beautiful Photographs of Lightning Taken from the ISS

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If it ever was a secret, it sure isn’t anymore: we LOVE photos from space. And judging by the response we typically get to sharing them, so do you, which is why we were so excited when we stumbled across these magnificent images of lightning NASA released just a couple of days ago. Read more…

Striking ISS Photo Shows How Dark North Korea is Compared to Its Neighbors

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A new photo released by NASA and taken from the International Space Station shows just how dark North Korea really is, and we don’t mean figuratively. Taken on the night of January 30th as the ISS was passing over the Korean Peninsula, a nearly completely blacked-out North Korea jumps out at you, surrounded by its well-lit neighbors. Read more…

Beautiful Photograph Shows what the 2014 Winter Olympics Look Like from the ISS

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Lets set aside all the controversy surrounding the 2014 Olympic Games for a moment and just take in the view, because NASA has — in the way only NASA can — put the games in perspective for us with this beautiful photo taken while passing over Sochi at night in the International Space Station (ISS). Read more…

Astronauts Beam Down an Epic Christmas Eve Spacewalk Portrait

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Well, if you’re gonna put a portrait of your mug on Instagram for the whole world to see, this is the way to do it. Taken from outside the ISS during one of the two spacewalks required to replace a faulty water pump, this selfie-like portrait (it is NOT a selfie, contrary to just about every headline you’ll read) was uploaded to NASA’s Instagram account yesterday. Read more…