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NASA image: Spacewalking astronaut ‘touches the sun’

Monday, September 10th, 2012 7:52am MST

While they are viewed by the public these days as routine, there can hardly be a more dangerous – or thrilling – task for an astronaut to perform than a spacewalk.  The imagery captured by these modern day explorers is nothing short of amazing as seen in a photo of NASA astronaut Sunita Williams seemingly […]

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Image of the Day: Earth’s atmosphere and moon

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 4:14am MST

NASA’s Earth Observatory releases some of the most stunning views of the planet taken by satellites and astronauts.  It’s ‘Image of the Day’ today is a stunning one showing the Earth’s atmosphere with a crescent moon hovering above. Taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on July 31, 2011, the image clearly shows […]

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Stunning views of Earth revealed in new time lapse video from space station cameras

Friday, November 18th, 2011 4:27pm MST

Speeding above the Earth at 17,000 miles per hour and an altitude of 250 miles, astronauts aboard the International Space Station have arguably one of the best views of our planet.  A German videographer has compiled many images taken by the orbiting outpost into an extraordinary video. Scroll down to watch this amazing video Among […]

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Space station astronauts capture image of fiery reentry of Progress supply ship

Monday, November 14th, 2011 4:41pm MST

From their perch 250 miles above the Earth, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) capture some amazing imagery.  The latest from them is of a Progress supply craft as it burns up in the atmosphere upon reentry. NASA explains: Have you ever wondered how the astronauts and cosmonauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) […]

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Time lapse video captures International Space Station’s fly over of Earth

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 4:45pm MST

There is no doubt the views from space are awe-inspiring as we have seen many times.  A new video pieced together from imagery taken aboard the International Space Station shows amazing imagery of the planet as the station passes above. The description doesn’t do the video justice but provides highlights of what can be seen: […]

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As seen from space: Space station astronauts capture image of Perseid meteor shower

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 11:25am MST

Once a year the nighttime sky is lit up with fragments of Comet Swift-Tuttle.  The Perseid meteor shower peaked last week and while a bright full moon limited viewing on Earth, astronauts on the International Space Station captured stunning imagery of the event. Every 133 years Comet Swift-Tuttle makes a pass through the inner solar […]

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ISS crew captures stunning imagery of Atlantis’ return to Earth

Thursday, July 28th, 2011 11:32am MST

When the Space Shuttle Atlantis came to a slow stop on the runway at Kennedy Space Center on July 21, it was the end of an era of spaceflight.  Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured amazing imagery of Atlantis’ last descent through the atmosphere. It was a sad day for many Americans when the […]

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