NASA 2017-06-02 14:44:53


Astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) shared this image saying “One last glance…before we depart. The Space Station is such a unique and remote and almost magical place… I will miss it.” After spending 196 days in space, Pesquet and Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos landed their spacecraft in Kazakhstan at approximately 10:10 a.m. EDT on June 2. Together, the crew pursued hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard humanity’s only orbiting laboratory. The International Space Station (@iss) is also the primary platform for technology development and testing in space enabling human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Credit: ESA/NASA
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NASA 2017-05-24 23:04:23


Hellllooooo planet Earth! NASA astronaut Jack Fischer excitedly waves to the camera during Tuesday’s spacewalk on the International Space Station (@iss). From 250 miles above our home planet, Fischer and astronaut Peggy Whitson performed a contingency spacewalk to replace a failed data relay box. During their 2 hour 46 minute spacewalk, they were also able to install a pair of antennas on station to enhance wireless communication for future spacewalks.
Credit: NASA
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NASA 2017-05-19 22:39:52


A “short sprint over the clouds with Solar Panels” wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). This timelapse showcases the space station’s solar panels and incredible views of the planet below.

The space station serves as the world’s leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Credit: ESA/NASA
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NASA 2017-05-18 22:29:59


Shrouded in clouds today in 1969, this image was taken by the crew of Apollo 10 as they began their lunar journey. From 36,000 nautical miles away, this full disk view of our home planet shows the crew’s vantage point from space.

The crew members on Apollo 10 were astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, commander; John W. Young, command module pilot; and Eugene E. Cernan, lunar module pilot. Astronaut Young remained in lunar orbit, in the Command and Service Module (CSM) “Charlie Brown”, while astronauts Stafford and Cernan descended to within nine miles of the lunar surface, in the Lunar Module (LM) “Snoopy”. Credit: NASA

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NASA 2017-04-20 18:02:29


NASA astronaut Jack Fischer (@astro2fish) and cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian space agency Roscosmos launched into orbit to begin their four and a half month mission on the International Space Station. After a six-hour flight, their Soyuz arrived at the International Space Station (@ISS) at 9:18 a.m. EDT Thursday, where the two new crew members joined Commander Peggy Whitson of NASA and Flight Engineers Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency). The crew members will conduct approximately 250 science investigations in fields such as biology, Earth science, human research, physical sciences and technology development.

Photo Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

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NASA 2017-04-14 18:45:48


“A classic that I never get tired of: the orange solar panel in front of the blue–white background and the curvature of Earth” wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). The space station serves as the world’s leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars. Credit: NASA/ESA #nasa #space #iss #spacestation #astronauts #esa #earth #Proxima #europe

NASA 2017-04-10 16:31:49


Touchdown! A Soyuz spacecraft is seen as it lands with astronaut Shane Kimbrough (@Astro_Kimbrough) of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Sergey Ryzhikov and Andrey Borisenko near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Monday, April 10, 2017. Kimbrough, Ryzhikov, and Borisenko are returning after 173 days in space onboard the International Space Station (@ISS). While living and working aboard the space station, the crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science aboard the world-class orbiting laboratory. For example, the Microgravity Expanded Stem Cells investigation had crew members observe cell growth and other characteristics in microgravity. Results from this investigation could lead to the treatment of diseases and injury in space, and provide a way to improve stem cell production for medical therapies on Earth.

Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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NASA 2017-04-07 21:09:29


‘Europe at night is one of the most spectacular views. Here we were travelling along the Adriatic towards the Middle East,’ wrote astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). The space station serves as the world’s leading laboratory for conducting cutting-edge microgravity research, and is the primary platform for technology development and testing in space to enable human and robotic exploration of destinations beyond low-Earth orbit, including Mars.

Credit: NASA/ESA

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NASA 2017-04-03 12:09:25


Aboard the International Space Station (@ISS), astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) snapped this photo and wrote, ‘The view at night recently has been simply magnificent: few clouds, intense #aurora. I can’t look away from the windows.’ The dancing lights of the aurora provide stunning views, but also capture the imagination of scientists who study incoming energy and particles from the sun. Aurora are one effect of such energetic particles, which can speed out from the sun both in a steady stream called the solar wind and due to giant eruptions known as coronal mass ejections or CMEs.

Credit: NASA/ESA

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NASA 2017-04-01 20:49:55


Aboard the International Space Station (@ISS), astronaut Thomas Pesquet (@thom_astro) of the European Space Agency (@europeanspaceagency) snapped this photo and wrote, ‘File under desktop #wallpapers: the blue gradients of a sunrise.’ Credit: NASA/ESA

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