What are these?
I could stare for hours at the absolute beautiful desolation of the Red Planet. Curiosity captured this late afternoon image as the sun set during its trek to Mount Sharp on sol 514.
(Image credit: NASA / JPL / Damia Bouic)
Soyuz VS07 with the ESA’s Sentinel-1A satellite lifts off
Images from yesterday’s sucessful Atlas V launch carrying the US Air Force’s DMSP F19 weather satellite. The payload itself had been sitting in a storage facility since the mid 1990’s, as previous satellite sin the series lasted longer than anticipated.
Russian cosmonaut Yury Usahov (Юрий Усачов) takes a spacewalk, March 1996.
Wonderful long exposure photographs taken by astronaut Don Pettit. While there are many photos like these taken from the perspective of the Earth’s surface, Pettit’s images are unique in that they incorporate the passing blur of entire illuminated cities, aurora, and the sporadic flashes of lightening from thunderstorms. Check out many more photos from the series here.
Credit: Don Pettit/ NASA
Mir Space Station, March 1996.