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Can Astronauts See Stars From The Space Station? The Moon?

An astronaut on board the International Space Station (ISS) took this wide-angle photograph of Earth’s night lights while looking out over the remote reaches of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean.  At the time, the ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati about 1,600 miles (2600 kilometers) south of Hawaii. In this view, we look in…
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5 Minute Auroral High

NASA ultra-high definition aurora recorded from the space station In the midst of a busy day yesterday, I found a place of calm and beauty. Five minutes of solace looking down on Earth from the International Space Station. Watching the planet roll by as the aurora borealis surged and rippled 150 miles below. Enjoy. Same video as above but…
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30-second time exposure of the space station cutting across the Big Dipper last night Aug. 6, 2014. Bob King

Space Station Sails Back Into Evening Skies

Woo-hoo! The space station’s back in the evening sky and visible from many locations in the northern hemisphere. If you live in the central and northern U.S. or Europe, you can look forward to about two weeks of non-stop passes. Many more of us are out in the evening compared to before dawn, making this…
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The Cygnus spacecraft for the upcoming Orbital ATK Commercial Resupply Services-6 mission is encapsulated inside its payload fairing as it moves past the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It is being moved to Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credits: NASA/Dimitrios Gerondidakis

Spectacular Full Moon Launch Of Cygnus Ship To Space Station Tonight

A 7,700-lb. package of  food, fuel, parts and science experiments for the International Space Station is perched atop an Atlas V rocket ready to blast into orbit tonight (March 22) at 10:05 p.m. CDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The Orbital ATK Cygnus commercial cargo mission will be the company’s fifth mission…
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Dinner Date With The Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) returned to the evening sky this week, making routine passes right around dinnertime. I saw one by accident two nights ago; the following night it cut directly across Orion’s Belt. It’s always fun to anticipate the arrival of the ISS at dusk, when it’s easy to get outside for a look compared…
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