Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain National Park on Jan. 26, 2015, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts posted this photograph, taken from the International Space Station, to Twitter. Virts wrote, "Majestic peaks and trails! Happy 100th anniversary @RockyNPS So much beauty to behold in our @NatlParkService."

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS. Image Credit: NASA/Terry Virts

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From the International Space Station. Marking the 100th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain National Park on Jan. 26, 2015, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts posted this photograph, taken from the International Space Station, to Twitter. Virts wrote, “Majestic peaks and trails! Happy 100th anniversary @RockyNPS So much beauty to behold in our @NatlParkService.” Image Credit: NASA/Terry Virts

Video: Timelapse: Earth from International Space Station

December 22, 2014 7:53 AM EST – Using footage from 12,500 images captured during his six-month stay aboard the International Space Station, ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst created a six-minute timelapse of the view of Earth. (European Space Agency)

Live video from the International Space Station: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-iss-stream

Live video from the International Space Station includes internal views when the crew is on-duty and Earth views at other times. The video is accompanied by audio of conversations between the crew and Mission Control. This video is only available when the space station is in contact with the ground. During “loss of signal” periods, viewers will see a blue screen. Since the station orbits the Earth once every 90 minutes, it experiences a sunrise or a sunset about every 45 minutes. When the station is in darkness, external camera video may appear black, but can sometimes provide spectacular views of lightning or city lights below.

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