July 1, 2011
This image taken by a crew member aboard the International Space Station, flying at an altitude of approximately 235 statute miles, shows a major fire in the Jemez Mountains of the Santa Fe National Forest in north-central New Mexico. Credit: NASA
June 30, 2011
Attired in a training version of his Extravehicular Mobility Unit spacesuit, NASA astronaut Mike Fossum participated in spacewalk training in the waters of the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near NASA’s Johnson Space Center.
June 18, 2011
Estuaries are regions where fresh water from rivers and salt water from the ocean mix, and they are among the most biologically productive ecosystems on Earth. This astronaut photograph, taken from the International Space Station, highlights two estuaries along the northwestern coastline of Madagascar.
June 8, 2011
How was this picture taken? Usually, pictures of the shuttle, taken from space, are snapped from the space station. Commonly, pictures of the space station are snapped from the shuttle.
June 6, 2011
Guy Laliberté is the billionaire founder of Cirque du Soleil and self-described “first clown in space.” He took some 10,000 images out the window of the International Space Station, and he’d like to present them, starting with his new photo book, Gaia.
May 29, 2011
Intersecting the thin line of Earth’s atmosphere, International Space Station solar array wings are featured in this image photographed by an STS-134 crew member while space shuttle Endeavour remains docked with the station. Photo credit: NASA S134-E-007756 (20 May 2011)
May 27, 2011
Because of the absence of gravity, fuels burning in space behave very differently than they do on Earth. In this image, a 3-millimeter diameter droplet of heptane fuel burns in microgravity, producing soot.
May 25, 2011
The space shuttle Endeavour launching to orbit, view from the window of an airplane at just the right place and time.
May 23, 2011
The International Space Station’s solar array panels and the Earth are featured in this image photographed by an astronaut
May 17, 2011
The European Space Agency’s Paolo Nespoli took this image of lightning over Brazil as seen from the International Space Station in January 2011.