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The World Outside My Window — Timelapse of Earth from the ISS
This is one of the few pics/vids I’ve seen that actually gives a sense of the ISS in motion, flying over the Earth, as opposed to the Earth just slowly rotating beneath it.
This image was taken by Messenger spacecraft around 183 million kilometers (114 million miles) away from Earth. Our home planet and Moon seem so close that they look somewhat like a binary star.
Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington. 2011. Full description here.
Typhoon Haiyan | by EUMETSAT.
Source: Flickr / eumetsat
Energia-Buran looking like a beast on pad 110.
Knobs with Bright Layers in Noctis Labyrinthus
Antarctica Wallpaper by sjrankin http://flic.kr/p/dxNGQL
Major of aviation Yuri Gagarin.
We watched the June 2013 Grasshopper test when it reached 325m, but this most recent SpaceX vertical takeoff vertical landing (VTVL) vehicle test more than doubled that height, and the close-up shot around the one minute mark is icing on the cake.
On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight.
It’s hard to tell here, but don’t forget this incredible note: Grasshopper is ten stories tall.
In the archives: the reusable Grasshopper during its December 2012 test launch from a camera on the rocket.
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