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This ISS Timelapse Captures a Rocket Launch from Space

When the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft launched on a Soyuz rocket on November 16th, 2018, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst was ready to capture it... from the International Space Station. This timelapse he made shows what a rocket launch looks like from around 250 miles away from Earth in orbit.

This $23,000 Nikon DSLR Kit on the ISS Had a Delivery Fee of $130,000+

The astronauts onboard the International Space Station get new cameras delivered from time to time -- 10 Nikon D5s arrived in late 2017 after NASA ordered 55 of them. But did you know that it's extremely expensive to stock the ISS astronauts' camera arsenal? That camera kit you see above cost at least $150,000 to send to the space station.

This is the First 8K Video Shot in Space

NASA has released the first 8K footage ever shot in space. This 3-minute video was captured aboard the International Space Station using a RED Helium 8K camera, and it shows the astronaut residents living, working, and conducting research.

How to Shoot the ISS Flying Across the Face of the Moon

I’ve always been fascinated by the night sky, and one of my favorite things to look out for is the International Space Station when it passes overhead. It still boggles my mind that there are people up there, 200 miles into space. Perhaps they are looking down too. In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to photograph an ISS transit – in other words, photographing the ISS as it flies in front of the moon!

Astronaut Captured Blue Lightning on Camera from the ISS

For years, airline pilots have reported seeing unusual lightning phenomenon that we don't get to witness from the ground. Luckily for us, astronauts on the International Space Station have a perfect vantage point, and one of them did capture "blue lightning" while orbiting the Earth.

This 360° Video Shows the DSLR Wall on the ISS

This video by RT, titled "Space 360," is the first-ever interactive 360-degree video shot on the International Space Station. It's also of special interest for photography enthusiasts: it shows the inside of the service module, where the astronauts' Nikon DSLR cameras and lenses are stored on the walls.

ISS Celebrates 100,000 Orbits with Beautiful Sunrise Timelapse

Now THIS is a sunrise timelapse. Captured by astronaut Jeff Williams on the International Space Station as a way to celebrate the station's 100,000th tour around the world, the video is breathtaking in the way only images of our planet from space can really be.

This Photo of an Astronaut Shows How Big the ISS Is

You've probably seen countless photos by now of astronauts working inside and outside the International Space Station, but sometimes it's hard to get a sense of scale when the photos don't show much of the station. If you'd like an idea of just how big the station is, check out this photo of American astronaut Kjell Lindgren working on it.

Russian Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko with the Nikon DSLR Gear on the ISS

Here's a portrait of Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko posing with Nikon DSLR gear on the International Space Station on October 6th, 2015. Tens of thousands of dollars in camera equipment is stored on the walls of Zvezda, the Russian service module in the ISS. As you can see, there are lens mounts fixed to the walls of the module for storing the collection of glass.

Photos by Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy’s First Female Astronaut

Back in 2009, Samantha Cristoforetti was selected by the European Space Agency to become Italy's first female astronaut. She went on to spend 200 days aboard the International Space Station, setting the record for the longest continuous space flight by a woman.

If you're interested in space travel yourself, you should take a look at Cristoforetti's Flickr account, where she has been faithfully documenting the things she sees and experiences.

This Guy Managed to Shoot a Self Portrait with the ISS

Photographer Trevor Mahlmann has a knack for capturing light trails showing the International Space Station zipping across the sky. Back in June, he made headlines by photographing the ISS from the seat of airliner as he cruised at 40,000 feet. Now he's back again with another neat feat: he shot a self-portrait of himself staring up at the ISS as it zipped by overhead.

A Time-Lapse of Earth Created Using Photos Taken by Astronaut Alexander Gerst

Photographs captured from the International Space Station have gotten a lot of press in recent years, especially as social networking has helped to share them with a wider audience. Quite a few time-lapses have been made as well using those photos.

Usually those videos are created by video editors who combine all kinds of photos found on space agency websites. The video above is a bit different: it was created with photos captured by a single person: astronaut Alexander Gerst.

Remarkable Time-Lapse Created from 80GB of ISS Pictures is the Best ISS Edit We’ve Seen

If you're interested in using the many hundreds of thousands of photos taken from the ISS to create a time-lapse -- and people have done a pretty spectacular job in the past -- the bar has just been raised significantly.

The video above, put together by French photographer and filmmaker Guillaume JUIN, is bar none the best edit of ISS photographs and footage we have ever seen.

Video: Astronauts Trap GoPro in a Floating Water Bubble… for Science of Course

If this doesn't put a big fat smile on your face, we're not sure what will. As part of an experiment on 'the phenomenon of water surface tension in microgravity,' the astronauts of Expedition 40 managed to trap a GoPro inside a floating sphere of water.

The video above is a behind the scenes look at that experience, which is about 10% science and 90% astronauts/science nerds having the time of their lives... as it should be.