International Space Station

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

Rocky Mountain National Park Viewed From ISS

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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Sunset Over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunset Over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunset Over the Gulf of Mexico

Sunset Over the Gulf of Mexico

From the International Space Station, Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry W. Virts took this photograph of the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. Gulf Coast at sunset and posted it to social media on Dec. 14, 2014. The space station and its crew orbit Earth from an altitude of 220 miles, traveling at a speed of approximately 17,500 miles per hour. Because the station completes each trip around the globe in about 92 minutes, the crew experiences 16 sunrises and sunsets each day. Image Credit: NASA/Terry Virts

Wikipedia: International Space Station (ISS)

The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. It is a modular structure whose first component was launched in 1998. Now the largest artificial body in orbit, it can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth. The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays and other components. ISS components have been launched by American Space Shuttles as well as Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets. In 1984, the ESA was invited to participate in Space Station Freedom. After the USSR dissolved, the United States and Russia merged Mir-2 and Freedom together in 1993.

The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology and other fields. The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.

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