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 2016-08-24 20:50:30

Saturn, with its alluring rings and numerous moons, has long fascinated stargazers and scientists. Voyager 2 made its closest approach to Saturn 35 years ago today — on Aug. 25, 1981. In this image, Saturn’s rings are bright and its northern hemisphere defined by bright features as Voyager 2 approaches the planet. Three images, taken through ultraviolet, violet and green filters were combined to make this photograph.
Image Credit: NASA/JPL

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Instagram en Español 2016-06-18 14:57:51

El amor por la comida no sabe de edades ni de fronteras. El amor por fotografiarla tampoco. Por eso en #GeneracionES reunimos a dos miembros de la comunidad de distintos lugares y recorridos para dialogar sobre su pasión en común: compartir deliciosos platos en Instagram. La fotógrafa Carolina Ferrer (@carolina_ferrer_), de Barcelona, recomienda seguir al joven estudiante Álvaro Outón (@bake_alvaro), de Galicia, en España, que, además de imágenes de dulces, también publica retratos e instántaneas más personales.
“Creo que esto le da todavía más fuerza a la cuenta, no solo sabes plasmar tu alma en tus pasteles, sino que ahora se refleja en tu mirada,” le dice Carolina.
Álvaro se pone a cocinar postres los fines de semana con música de los años ochenta, rodeado de telas y utensilios antiguos, e inspirado por las viejas fotos Polaroid de su abuelo.
“¿Qué trucos nos podías dar para hacer unas fotografías tan impresionantes como las tuyas?”, le pregunta él a Carolina.
“Observar, observar y observar. Nadie nace sabiendo,” responde ella. “Y sobre todo, ponerle mucho amor y mucha pasión. Al final, cuando haces lo que te gusta y dedicas todos tus esfuerzos en mejorar día a día, estoy segura que puedes llegar a hacer grandes maravillas.”
Foto de @bake_alvaro
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Instagram en Español 2016-06-17 12:44:25

Desde España, @pemberleybyrosa nos provoca este fin de semana con sus polos o paletas de yogur griego, arándanos y muesli.
Cada viernes te mostramos imágenes publicadas a lo largo de la semana por sorprendentes voces de la comunidad de habla hispana.
Esta semana compartimos momentos captados por @metufer, @pemberleybyrosa y @evacurli.
¡Felicidades a los seleccionados! Participa con tus fotos utilizando el hashtag #hallazgosemanal.
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Foto de @pemberleybyrosa

NASA 2016-01-28 21:03:03

Today we pay tribute to the crews of Apollo 1 and space shuttles Challenger and Columbia, as well as our other colleagues. Our ‘Day of Remembrance’ honors members of the NASA family who lost their lives while furthering the cause of exploration and discovery. This year, as we remember all who we lost, we mark a very somber 30-year anniversary – the loss of STS-51L (Challenger) on January 28, 1986.

Remember them not for how they died but for those ideals for which they lived.

Credit: NASA

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NASA 2015-12-25 22:15:45

Earthrise from Christmas Eve, 1968: Millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – became the first humans to orbit another world. As their command module floated above the lunar surface, the astronauts beamed back images of the moon and Earth and took turns reading from the book of Genesis, closing with a wish for everyone “on the good Earth.” The mission was also famous for the iconic “Earthrise” image, snapped by Anders, which would give humankind a new perspective on their home planet. Anders has said that despite all the training and preparation for an exploration of the moon, the astronauts ended up discovering Earth.

Credits: NASA

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NASA 2015-06-18 20:37:45

On this day in 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space when the space shuttle Challenger launched on mission STS-7 from Pad 39A at our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This high-angle view of the shuttle liftoff, showing a lengthy stretch of Florida Atlantic coastline and a number of large cumulus clouds, was photographed with a handheld 70mm camera by astronaut John W. Young, who piloted the Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA) for weather monitoring at launch and landing sites for STS missions.

The STS-7 crew consisted of astronauts Robert Crippen, commander, the first two-time space shuttle astronaut; Frederick H. Hauck, pilot; and three mission specialists — Ride, John M. Fabian and Norman E. Thagard.

One of Sally Ride’s jobs was to call out “Roll program” seven seconds after launch. “I’ll guarantee that those were the hardest words I ever had to get out of my mouth,” she said later.

Image Credit: NASA

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NASA 2015-06-03 19:34:34

In this Feb. 7, 1984 photograph taken by his fellow crewmembers aboard the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Challenger on the STS-41B mission, NASA astronaut Bruce McCandless II approaches his maximum distance from the vehicle. McCandless became the first astronaut to maneuver about in space untethered, during this first “field” tryout of a nitrogen-propelled, hand-controlled backpack device called the Manned Maneuvering Unit.

For 50 years, NASA has been “suiting up” for spacewalking. The first American to conduct a spacewalk, astronaut Edward H. White II, floated into the vastness of space on the Gemini IV mission on June 3, 1965.
Image Credit: NASA

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NASA 2015-06-03 14:19:51

50 years ago today, astronaut Ed White floated out of the Gemini IV spacecraft to become the first American to walk in space during the first Mission Controlled from Houston’s manned spacecraft center.
In this image, White floats in the microgravity of space outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. Behind him is the brilliant blue Earth and its white cloud cover. White is wearing a specially-designed space suit. The visor of the helmet is gold plated to protect him against the unfiltered rays of the sun. In his left hand is a Hand-Held Self-Maneuvering Unit with which he controls his movements in space.

Credits: NASA/Jim McDivitt

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NASA 2015-02-05 17:50:55

Forty-Four Years Ago Today: Apollo 14 Touches Down on the Moon: On Feb. 5. 1971, the Apollo 14 crew module landed on the moon. The crew members were Captain Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. (USN), commander; Major Stuart Allen Roosa (USAF), command module pilot; and Commander Edgar Dean Mitchell (USN), lunar module pilot. In this photo, Shepard stands by the Modular Equipment Transporter (MET). The MET was a cart for carrying around tools, cameras and sample cases on the lunar surface. Shepard can be identified by the vertical stripe on his helmet. After Apollo 13, the commander’s spacesuit had red stripes on the helmet, arms, and one leg, to help identify them in photographs.

Image Credit: NASA

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