Libya and the Sahara Viewed From Orbit

Libya and the Sahara Viewed From Orbit

The International Space Station's robotic arm, Canadarm2, seemingly reaches out to the North African nation of Libya and the Sahara 251 miles below.

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Orbital View Of Sun Glint Over The Gulf of Mexico

Orbital View Of Sun Glint Over The Gulf of Mexico

The Sun's glint reflects off the Gulf of Mexico and outlines the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. The International Space Station was orbiting 254 miles above Louisiana when an Expedition 58 crew member photographed the Gulf coast including Matagorda Bay, Galvestion Bay and Sabine Lake.

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Lake Nasser in Egypt As Seen From Orbit

Lake Nasser in Egypt As Seen From Orbit

Lake Nasser in Egypt, which leads to the Nile River, is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 251 miles above the Western Desert in the African nation.

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An Astronaut's View of the Himalayas

An Astronaut's View of the Himalayas

An astronaut aboard the International Space Station shot this oblique photograph of Mount Everest, Earth's tallest mountain (when measured from sea level).

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Argentina, Chile And The Andes Seen From Orbit

Argentina, Chile And The Andes Seen From Orbit

This photograph of South America from bottom to top looks from the northeast coast of Argentina to southwest across Chile, the Andes mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

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A Dragon Takes Flight In Space

A Dragon Takes Flight In Space

The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft begins its departure from the International Space Station moments after being released from the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

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SpaceX Releases First Crew Demo 1 Spacecraft Series of Images

SpaceX Releases First Crew Demo 1 Spacecraft Series of Images

It looks like something out of a science fiction movie but it's reality. SpaceX has released a series of images for its upcoming, and first, Crew Dragon spacecraft mission as it was moved to the launchpad.

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The Desert Coast of Mauritania Seen From Space

The Desert Coast of Mauritania Seen From Space

An Expedition 57 crew member photographed the desert coast of Mauritania on the Atlantic Ocean near the border with Western Sahara on the African continent.

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South Georgia Island Seen From Orbit

South Georgia Island Seen From Orbit

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of South Georgia. Linked with the South Sandwich Islands to form a British Overseas Territory, this southern Atlantic island is a haven for a vast array of wildlife.

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International Space Station Expedition 57 Crew Returns To Earth

International Space Station Expedition 57 Crew Returns To Earth

Three members of the International Space Station's Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

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