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OnOrbit: February 2018



Soyuz MS-06 seen as it lands with Expedition 54 crew members Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.


Joseph M. Acaba @AstroAcaba "The future of our home is in all of our hands. May we all care for #Earth and practice good stewardship".


Cyanobacteria are an ancient type of marine bacteria that, like other phytoplankton, capture and store solar energy through photosynthesis.


Part of Nepal including its capital city, Kathmandu, and the Himalayan foothills are pictured in this satellite image.


SpaceX Launched its first Falcon Heavy today. All indications are that the flight has been a complete success thus far. Everything worked well except the recovery of the center core. The Space Tesla has now left Earth orbit for the asteroid belt. Pictures and video below.