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OnOrbit: February 2020



This oblique view of the northeastern United States highlights the coasts (left to right) of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey.


A bright, wintery scene greeted NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed over parts of New England on a sunny day in mid-February 2020.


The Strait of Gibraltar connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Mediterranean Sea and separates Spain on the European continent from Morocco on the African continent.


The Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is seen as it lands in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan.


NASA astronauts (from left) Christina Koch, Jessica Meir and Andrew Morgan peer through the International Space Station's "window to the world," the cupola.


The Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman is pictured in the grips of the Canadarm2 robotic arm before its release as the International Space Station orbited above west Africa.