Category: earth

January 13, 2010 – The man-made islands of Dub…

January 13, 2010 – The man-made islands of Dubai, as seen from the International Space Station. (NASA)

The Issaouane Erg (sand sea) in eastern Algeri…

The Issaouane Erg (sand sea) in eastern Algeria, as seen from the International Space Station, 16 January 2005. (NASA)

25 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Endeavou…

25 YEARS AGO TODAY: The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s external fuel tank falls back to Earth, January 13, 1993.

January 10, 1974 – Planet Earth, photographed …

January 10, 1974 – Planet Earth, photographed from the Skylab space station, with a view toward Florida and a sliver of Cuba seen in the lower left.

(NASA)

Planet Earth, as seen during a live telecast f…

Planet Earth, as seen during a live telecast from the Apollo 8 spacecraft on December 26, 1968. (NASA)

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on tele…

December 26, 1968 – Planet Earth, seen on television in a transmission from the Apollo 8 spacecraft as it traveled at 6,084 feet per second when it was about 97,000 nautical miles from home.

(NASA)

The Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 1 rover on t…

The Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 1 rover on the Moon, 1970, pictured in space art by Andrei Sokolov and cosmonaut Alexei Leonov.

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE: Earth and the Internationa…

CHRISTMAS IN SPACE: Earth and the International Space Station reflected in the visor of spacewalker Rick Mastracchio, December 24, 2013. (NASA)

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with …

“And from the crew of Apollo 8, we close with good night, good luck, a Merry Christmas – and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”

—Apollo 8 astronaut Frank Borman, December 24, 1968

A vintage NASA photo shows the Earth and Moon,…

A vintage NASA photo shows the Earth and Moon, December 24, 1968, as seen from space during the Apollo 8 mission. (Stellar Views)