This image of the current wild fires in the southwestern United States, at Wyoming Range in southwestern Wyoming, was captured by expedition 31 crew member aboard the International Space Station. Image credit: NASA ISS031-E-146306 (27 June 2012)
The setting sun highlights cloud patterns—as well as the Pacific Ocean surface itself—in this photograph taken by an astronaut on the International Space Station. The ISS was located over the Andes Mountains of central Chile at the time.
Dragon capsule now successfully attached to ISS, marking the first time a private company has joined with the space station. The Expedition 31 crew successfully captured the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 9:56 am EDT. Image credit NASA
Private space exploration company SpaceX successfully delivers Dragon spacecraft into low Earth orbit. It is the first private spacecraft bound for the International Space Station. Image credit NASA – Space X
Computers aborted the launch of SpaceX‘s Falcon 9 rocket just one half-second before liftoff, early this morning, The dawn of the commercial space age for a historic rendezvous with the International Space Station will be delayed until Tuesday. Launch control detected abnormally high pressure inside the center engine and terminated the countdown. Image credit: SpaceX
Space Exploration Technologies technicians attach the Dragon capsule to the second stage of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, known as SpaceX (the First Private Spaceship), in a processing facility at Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann
The Expedition 30 crew returned to Earth following a nearly six month stay aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying Commander Dan Burbank of NASA, Russian Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov and Flight Engineer Anatoly Ivanishin, landed safely in Kazakhstan on April 27, 2012.