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The Himalayas Viewed From Orbit

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The Himalayas

A portion of the Himalayan mountain range was pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited about 250 miles above the Earth.


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Video: Russia and China Reach Agreement On Space Activities Video in Story

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SpaceRef and NASAWatch editor Keith Cowing

SpaceRef and NASAWatch editor Keith Cowing was interviewed live on China Global Television Network last night about the 5 year agreement that China and Russia have reached regarding various aspects of space exploration.

ESA and Chinese Astronauts Undergo Sea Survival Training

ESA and Chinese Astronauts Undergo Sea Survival Training

ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in August 2017 for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai.


Satellite-based Photon Entanglement Distributed Over 1,200 kilometers

Satellite-based Photon Entanglement Distributed Over 1,200 kilometers

A team of Chinese scientists has realized the satellite-based distribution of entangled photon pairs over 1200 km.


Orbital View Of Tropical Cyclone Mora

Orbital View Of Tropical Cyclone Mora

Composite image of Tropical Cyclone Mora approaching Bangladesh, from 09:00 UTC on Monday, 29 May 2017.


NASA Observes Heavy Monsoon Rainfall in Sri Lanka

NASA Observes Heavy Monsoon Rainfall in Sri Lanka Video in Story

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM satellite constellation provided rainfall data after the monsoon generated large amounts of precipitation in Sri Lanka that caused landslides over the week of May 22.


Video: Launch of India's RESOURCESAT-2A Earth Observation Satellite

Video: Launch of India's RESOURCESAT-2A Earth Observation Satellite Video in Story

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C36 has successfully launched the earth observation satellite RESOURCESAT-2A from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.


Chinese Astronauts Land Safely After 30 Day Mission

Chinese Astronauts Land Safely After 30 Day Mission Video in Story

Two Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng, landed safely in north China's Inner Mongolia region on Friday after spending 30 days in the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.


Orbital View of Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11

Orbital View of Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11

CNSA has released imagery taken by a smallsat deployed the other day that shows Tiangong 2 and Shenzhou 11


Shenzhou-11 Docks With Tiangong-2

Shenzhou-11 Docks With Tiangong-2

China's Shenzhou-11 has docked with the Tiangong-2 Space Station.


Shenzhou-11 Is In Orbit

Shenzhou-11 Is In Orbit Video in Story

China placed the Shenzhou-11 spacecraft with two astronauts aboard into orbit today.


Congress Hearing: Are We Losing the Space Race to China

Congress Hearing: Are We Losing the Space Race to China Video in Story

On Tuesday, September 27th the Space Subcommittee of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee will held a hearing on "Are We Losing the Space Race to China."


India's PSLV-C35 With SCATSAT-1 Set for Launch Monday, September 26

India's PSLV-C35 With SCATSAT-1 Set for Launch Monday, September 26

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, in its thirty-seventh flight (PSLV-C35), will launch the 377 kg SCATSAT-1 for ocean and weather related studies and seven co-passenger satellites into polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Co-passenger satellites are from Algeria, Canada and USA as well as two satellites from Indian Universities/ Academic Institute.


China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module

China Launches Tiangong-2 Space Laboratory Module Video in Story

China launched the Tiangong-2 space laboratory module on a Long March 2F rocket today. The two year year mission of Tiangong-2 will see two Chinese astronauts occupy the space lab for up to a month at a time to perform a variety of scientific experiments.


NASA Data Used To Automatically Detect Potential Landslides In Nepal

NASA Data Used To Automatically Detect Potential Landslides In Nepal

As farmers in Nepal prepare for a fruitful monsoon season, NASA scientist Dalia Kirschbaum anticipates a different impact of the torrential rains-- the loosening of earth on steep slopes that lead to landslides.


Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites

Indian Rocket Successfully Launches 20 Satellites Video in Story

At 11:57 p.m. EDT (8:57 a.m. Indian local time) the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) PSLV-34 rocket with 20 satellites onboard flawlessly launched. It was a milestone mission for India as it continues to showcase its developing launch capability.


India's Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) Successfully Flight Tested

India's Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) Successfully Flight Tested

Today, May 23, 2016 ISRO successfully flight tested India's first winged body aerospace vehicle operating in hypersonic flight regime.


SMOS Gets Help From Tibet

SMOS Gets Help From Tibet

Ground measurements are essential for making sure that satellites deliver accurate information about our changing world.



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