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February 17, 2017

Two Ball Aerospace-Built Instruments Headed for Space Station

BOULDER, Colo.- Two Ball Aerospace-built payloads will soon blast off toward the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft. Scheduled for a February 18 launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the two Ball instruments will play critical roles in the International Space Station's scientific and environmental observations and technical operations.  "Ball has a deep

February 1, 2017

Space Station Astronaut Photographs Full Length of Lake Powell

A panorama photograph taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station shows nearly the full length of Lake Powell, the reservoir on the Colorado River in southern Utah and northern Arizona.

July 5, 2016

High Traffic on Space Station Docking Bays

Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph on April 6, 2016, as the International Space Station flew over Madagascar, showing three of the five spacecraft docked to the station.

May 31, 2016

International Space Station Ejecting CubeSats

In May 2016, 17 CubeSats were released by the NanoRacks CubeSat Deployer on the International Space Station. The Dove satellites are part of a constellation designed, built and operated by Planet Labs to take Earth images for humanitarian and environmental applications ranging from monitoring deforestation and urbanization to improving natural-disaster relief and agricultural yields in developing nations.

April 18, 2016

Space Station Crew Observes Chicago Nightlights

Expedition 47 Commander Tim Kopra of NASA captured this night image of Chicago on April 5, 2016, from the International Space Station. Expedition 47 began March 1, 2016, and ends June 5, 2016, with no spacewalks currently planned.

March 21, 2016

Students Select EarthKAM Imagery Sites

Students participating in NASA’s EarthKAM program can request photographs of specific Earth features, such as this image of South Africa, which are taken by a special camera mounted on the International Space Station when it passes over those features.

October 27, 2015

Persian Gulf Seen at Night from Space Station

Having reached the halfway mark of his latest one-year mission and overall logging a record-breaking time in space approaching 400 days, U.S. astronaut and commander of the current Expedition 45 crew Scott Kelly has been dazzling audiences with beautiful pictures taken from beyond Earth’s atmosphere. He recently photographed the Nile River during a nighttime flyover on Sept. 22, 2015.