Category: earth

The king of social distancing: Bruce McCandless on an untethered spacewalk, freely maneuvering up to 320 feet away from the Shuttle Challenger, February 7, 1984.

Apollo 9 astronaut Dave Scott in the open hatch of the Apollo 9 spacecraft on March 6, 1969.

The view from above.

When blizzards attack: the East Coast as snowscape, 2011-2016.

Via @nasa’s Earth Observatory.

Orbital art by Alexei Leonov, Bruce Pennington, Chris Foss, and Pamela Lee.

Looking down at Earth from the ISS on this day in 2013.


Astronaut Karen Nyberg on the impossibility of reproducing wonder. 

Via @nasa​.

(NASA Johnson)

Sunsets in space, as seen from the ISS, 2007-2010.

(Johnson Space Center)

Earth and Moon, as seen from the International Space Station on September 4, 2010. (NASA)

Clouds over the Amazon, as seen from the International Space Station on January 30, 2015.

(NASA Earth Observatory)