#spacestation

The "intricate, mesmerizing patterns of the International Space Station (@ISS) solar arrays." ☀️⁣
⁣
The second image here is a close-up taken by @Astro_Jessica on Nov. 7 during a photo survey of the arrays, which convert solar energy to electrical power. ⁣
⁣
In the space station's orbit 220 miles above Earth, the best source of energy is sunlight. When the station is in the Sun, about 60 percent of the electricity collected by its solar arrays is used to charge the station's batteries. The batteries then provide power to the station's systems during nighttime passes around Earth. ⁣
⁣
Images Credit: NASA⁣
⁣
#spacestation #solarpower #sun #solarcells #nasa #iss
The "intricate, mesmerizing patterns of the International Space Station (@ISS) solar arrays." ☀️⁣ ⁣...
Waving goodbye to a spacecraft. 👋  Astronaut Christina Koch used the robotic arm on the International Space Station (@ISS) to release Japan's "Kounotori" HTV cargo ship on Nov. 1, after it spent 34 days attached to the station's Harmony module. ⁣
⁣
Launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan on Sept. 24, Kounotori, meaning “white stork” in Japanese, delivered about five tons of supplies and science experiments as well as new lithium-ion batteries to the station. ⁣
⁣
"Gone but not forgotten!," wrote Koch. "Watching the HTV cargo ship depart Space Station⁣
today and remembering the complex dance of the robotic arm that marked the beginning of its stay." ⁣
⁣
Image Credit: NASA⁣
⁣
#spaceship #spacestation #sunrise #jaxa #goodbye
Waving goodbye to a spacecraft. 👋 Astronaut Christina Koch used the robotic arm on the Internationa...
Today marks the first #AllWomanSpacewalk in human history! 👩🏻‍🚀 👩‍🚀 @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir successfully completed a 7-hour, 17-minute excursion outside of the International Space Station (@ISS) to replace a failed power controller and accomplish ‘get ahead’ tasks in preparation for future spacewalks.

It was the first spacewalk for @Astro_Jessica and the fourth for @Astro_Christina, who now has spent a total of 27 hours and 48 minutes spacewalking. Their tasks set the stage for our #Artemis missions where history will be made once again when the first woman steps foot on the Moon.

Credit: NASA

#NASA #spacewalk #SpaceStation #STEM #space #WhoRunTheWorld #inspiration
Today marks the first #AllWomanSpacewalk in human history! 👩🏻‍🚀 👩‍🚀 @NASAAstronauts Christina Koch a...
Does this image cause you to reflect? 😲

NASA astronaut @astrodrewmorgan conducts a spacewalk to upgrade the International Space Station's (@iss) power systems, in this image taken on Oct. 6, 2019. Fellow astronaut @astro_christina photographed him as together they worked outside in the vacuum of space for 7 hours and 1 minute to begin the latest round of upgrading the station's large nickel-hydrogen batteries with newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. The spacewalk marked the first of 10 spacewalks — a cadence that has not been seen since the final assembly of the space station in 2011.⁣
⁣
Credit: NASA⁣
⁣
#reflections #nasa #space #astronauts #spacewalks #spacestation
Does this image cause you to reflect? 😲 NASA astronaut @astrodrewmorgan conducts a spacewalk to upg...
"What it looks like from the space station when your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go to space." 👩‍🚀 From orbit, astronaut Christina Koch (@astro_christina) captured this photo of the second stage of the Soyuz spacecraft launch carrying Jessica Meir (@astro_jessica) and two more space travelers: Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori. The Soyuz docked to the @ISS today after a four-orbit, six-hour flight. Scroll through for more images of the launch!⁣
⁣
#friendshipgoals #launch #spaceflight #astronauts #spacestation #nasa⁣
⁣
Image 1: Soyuz launch photographed from the International Space Station Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019, by NASA astronaut Christina Koch. Photo Credit: NASA⁣
Images 2-4: The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft is launched with Expedition 61 crewmembers Jessica Meir of NASA and Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)⁣
Image 5: Expedition 61 astronaut Jessica Meir of NASA, top, spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates, center, and Expedition 61 cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka of Roscosmos, wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft for launch, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)⁣
"What it looks like from the space station when your best friend achieves her lifelong dream to go t...
Cloud formations over the Pacific! ⁣⁣☁️☁️☁️
⁣⁣
An astronaut on the @ISS took this photo on April 4, 2019, while the station was traveling near the southernmost reaches of its orbit over the South Pacific Ocean. The striking colors within the cloud formation are a result of the local sunrise. When the Sun is at a low angle (relative to the atmosphere and the space station), sunlight passes through a thicker slice of the atmosphere. This can enhance the red end of the visible color spectrum, leading to the pink hues visible at the center of the image. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
The astronaut who took this photograph sent a message to ask if this specific cloud formation had been a named tropical cyclone. However, because the weather system was short-lived, the storm dissipated before making landfall, and thus was not named. ⁣⁣
⁣
Image Credit: NASA⁣
⁣⁣
#clouds #spacestation #weather #nasa #astronautphotographs #cloudformations
Cloud formations over the Pacific! ⁣⁣☁️☁️☁️ ⁣⁣ An astronaut on the @ISS took this photo on April 4,...
What's it like to step out into space for your third spacewalk? "Each time I open the door the views keep getting better." 🤩⁣
⁣
Astronaut Nick Hague, along with fellow crew member Andrew Morgan, worked outside the International Space Station (@ISS) for 6 hours and 32 minutes yesterday. They installed the station's second docking port for commercial crew spacecraft — which will be used by the @SpaceX Dragon and @Boeing Starliner spacecrafts when they carry astronauts to the station.⁣
⁣
#spacewalk #astronaut #spacestation #officeview #earthviews⁣ #workflow
⁣
Image Credit: NASA
What's it like to step out into space for your third spacewalk? "Each time I open the door the views...
Imagine having a view like this every day. 🤩⁣
⁣
The Sun's glint beams off the Celebes Sea in southeast Asia as the International Space Station (@iss) flies 255 miles above Indonesia. ⁣
⁣
Astronauts aboard the space station take advantage of opportunities to make Earth science observations that help us better understand our dynamic planet. ⁣⁣
⁣
Credit: NASA⁣
⁣
#NASA #iss #spacestation #earth #spacepictures #clouds #views
Imagine having a view like this every day. 🤩⁣ ⁣ The Sun's glint beams off the Celebes Sea in southea...
And then it dawned on us: that bright dot in the bottom left is our sister planet.

From aboard the @iss, @astro_christina captured this sunrise shot of Venus hovering over the serene, blue glow of Earth's atmosphere. Astronauts aboard the space station experience 16 sunrises and 16 sunsets every day, giving them the chance to get spectacular images like this one.⁣
⁣
Credit: NASA/@astro_christina⁣
⁣
#iss #spacestation #space #venus #sunrise #nasa
And then it dawned on us: that bright dot in the bottom left is our sister planet. From aboard the...
Astronaut Christina Koch (@astro_christina) recently took this photo of a moonrise over the atmosphere from the International Space Station (@iss). Koch just received news this week that instead of returning to Earth this October, she will remain in orbit until February 2020, which will set a new record for the longest single spaceflight by a woman. The previous mark of 288 days was set by our Peggy Whitson.

Photo Credit: NASA / Christina Koch

#Astronaut #Moonrise #SpaceStation #NASA #Moon
Astronaut Christina Koch (@astro_christina) recently took this photo of a moonrise over the atmosphe...
Up, up and away. ⁣
⁣
@NorthropGrumman's #Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station (@ISS) with about 7,600 pounds of science investigations and cargo after launching on an Antares rocket on Wednesday, April 17, from @NASAWallops in Virginia.⁣
⁣
The scientific research on board includes a bio-analyzer, a new carbon monitor and a fleet of small robots called Astrobees. ⁣
⁣
Photo Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls⁣
⁣
#RocketLaunch #SpaceStation #Science #NASA
Up, up and away. ⁣ ⁣ @NorthropGrumman's #Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space...
3-2-1… LIFTOFF! 🚀 
Today at 3:14 p.m. EDT, three humans left planet Earth on six-hour journey to the International Space Station (@ISS). Launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, @NASAastronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch, and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will arrive at their new orbiting home later today.

During their time on humanity’s only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory, they will work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. They will be joining the trio who is already in space, bringing the total crew to six people. 
Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls 
#nasa #space #launch #liftoff #rocket #soyuz #roscosmos #international #spacestation #science #humans #earth #planet #home #orbit #spacecraft #solarsystem #crew #team #trio #pictureoftheday
3-2-1… LIFTOFF! 🚀 Today at 3:14 p.m. EDT, three humans left planet Earth on six-hour journey to the...