An amazing image titled “Capturing a Satellite” by NASA: Astronaut Dale A. Gardner prepares to dock with the spinning WESTAR VI satellite during the STS-51A mission. He was wearing a getting his turn in the Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU, see notes 1). Gardner used a large tool called the Apogee Kick Motor Capture Device to …
Category Archives: Earth from Space
Moonset from the International Space Station
On January 9, 2012, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this amazing footage of the orbital moonset.
Mister Fred Rogers reading some of Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden’s space poems
The American television personality, musician, puppeteer, writer, and producer “Mister” Fred Rogers (Fred McFeely Rogers, March 20, 1928 – February 27, 2003) reads some of Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden’s space poems at his TV show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood”, which ran from 1968 to 2001.
Namib Desert from space [amazing photo]
European Space Agency (ESA) published an amazing photo of the Namib Desert from space, taken by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 Earth Observation mission on October 27, 2019.
Venice from Space, 2019 vs 2020
The European Space Agency (ESA) published an image showing Italy’s beautiful Venice from space, April 2019 vs April 2020. The 2020 version shows the Grand Canal of Venice and the Giudecca Canal (Venetian: Canal de ła Zueca) are empty of boats.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield reviews 12 popular Space movies, including “Gravity” and “Interstellar”
In the video published on March 24, 2020, by the Vanity Fair magazine below, Canadian retired astronaut and former commander of the International Space Station (ISS), Chris Hadfield reviews space movies, including “Gravity” and “Interstellar”.
Earth and Moon as seen through Saturn’s rings – amazing 2017 Cassini image
A very beautiful photo of Earth and Moon as seen through Saturn’s rings – an image taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on April 13, 2017.
First footage of Earth from space: 1946 V2 Rocket
On October 24, 1946, a V2 rocket (V2 #13) launched by a group of soldiers and scientists from White Sands Proving Ground (today known as White Sands Missile Range – WSMR), New Mexico (USA) returned the first footage of Earth from space. The missile carried a 35-mm camera aloft that snapped an image every second …
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NASA digitally remasters the iconic “Pale Blue Dot” photo
NASA has digitally reprocessed probably the most iconic photo of Earth from space – the “Pale Blue Dot” to celebrate the photograph’s 30th anniversary.
A spectacular crescent Earth rising over the Moon (Apollo 14 image)
NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) for February 1, 2020: a crescent Earth rising over the Moon, seen from Apollo 14 on February 6, 1971. This photo is not as famous as the Apollo 8 Earthrise, or the Blue Marble, but it has such an eerie beauty.