Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Randy Bresnikā€@AstroKomrade Approaching the Himalayas, truly a needle in a haystack trying to find Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha. Amazingly enough, we did. #4DaysOverEverest

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Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Randy Bresnik @AstroKomrade With the blackness of space above, far away on our horizon, the impressive vertical of Mt. Everest/ stands out. #4DaysOverEverest

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The Progress 68 Cargo Droid

The Progress 68 Cargo Droid

The Progress 68 (68P) cargo craft is pictured docked to the Pirs docking compartment.

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The Soyuz MS-05 Crew Spacecraft

The Soyuz MS-05 Crew Spacecraft

The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft, which launched three Expedition 53 crew members to the International Space Station in July 28, 2017, is pictured docked to the Rassvet module.

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Growing Red Lettuce In Space

Growing Red Lettuce In Space

Red lettuce is pictured being cultivated inside the Veggie facility for the Veg-03 botany experiment.

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Tropical Cyclones Dahlia and Three

Tropical Cyclones Dahlia and Three

Composite image of tropical cyclones Dahlia (NE of Australia) and Three (tip of India) from 06:00 UTC on Thursday, 30 November 2017.

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Atafu Atoll Seen From Orbit

Atafu Atoll Seen From Orbit

Atafu Atoll in the Southern Pacific Ocean is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 18 crewmember on the International Space Station.

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Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Frigid air blowing from Eastern Russia created dramatic cloud formations over the Sea of Okhotsk in late November, 2017.

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2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit

2014 Everest Avalanche Site As Seen From Orbit

On Friday, April 26, 2014, an avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 13 Sherpa guides. NASA Terra spacecraft looked toward the northeast, with Mount Everest center, and Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain on Earth, on the skyline to right center.

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Cargo Droid Approaches ISS During An Orbital Sunrise

Cargo Droid Approaches ISS During An Orbital Sunrise

The Orbital ATK Cygnus resupply ship with its cymbal-ike UltraFlex solar arrays approaches the International Space Station s robotic arm Canadarm2 as both spacecraft fly into an orbital sunrise.

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