Returning to Earth from the International Space Station

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Monday 18 November 2013

We’re a few years away from civilian space flights, so the next best thing is experiencing the dramatic return to earth through video. Released this week by the European Space Agency, this video features landing footage and interviews with former astronauts to give you an insider’s look at the ‘undocking, reentry, and landing of the […]

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The northern lights, as seen from space

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Video on Tuesday 16 July 2013

Astronauts just get the best views. Mike Massimino and Don Pettit captured some breathtaking video footage of the aurora enveloping Earth in space from the International Space Station — and it’s splendid. Tip: the two deliver a droll, run-on commentary with so little wonder in their voices, you’d be better off turning off the sound […]

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Astronaut’s outer space snapshots of Earth

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield’s office is the International Space Station (ISS), where — fortunately for the rest of us less privileged to leave our home planet for outer space — has been religiously updating his Tumblr with gorgeous sights of Earth’s landscapes, many of which were shot from the ISS’s observatory module.

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