1. discoverynews:

    From Discovery News space blogger Jason Major:

    The image above, captured by Expedition 31 astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS), shows an enigmatic atmospheric phenomenon known as a red sprite hovering just above a bright flash of lightning in a thunderstorm over Myanmar.

    What a beautiful shot!

     

  2. discoverynews:

    Spying on Our Warped Moon

    Sixteen times a day, astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) get to see the moon drop below the horizon. And in this stunning orbital photograph, European Space Agency astronaut André Kuipers managed to snap the Earth’s natural satellite just as it was dipping from view.

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  3. discoverynews:

    Robot Cargo Ship’s Space Station Arrival

    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station captured an extraordinary photo of an unmanned European cargo ship as it docked to the orbiting outpost last week.

    The European Space Agency’s third Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-3) launched into orbit on March 23, and arrived at the space station five days later, on March 28. The robotic cargo ship delivered about 7 tons of supplies, including water, oxygen, food, clothing, experiments and propellant.

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  4. discoverynews:

    Stolen NASA Laptop Had Space Station Control Code

    NASA had 5,408 computer security lapses in 2010 and 2011, including the March 2011 loss of a laptop computer that contained algorithms used to command and control the International Space Station (ISS), the agency’s inspector general told Congress Wednesday.

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  6. discoverynews:

     The Aurora Australis (Southern lights) as seen from the International Space Station.

    Magnetic activity on the sun has really been running on high gear recently and while it hasn’t caused any problems so far, skywatchers around the world are being treated to some exceptionally energetic aurorae — and the same goes for the skywatchers in orbit!

     

  7. futurgasm:

    Expedition 28 Launch, NASA HQ Photos

    The Soyuz TMA-02M spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early Wednesday, June 8, 2011 carrying Expedition 28 Soyuz Commander Sergei Volkov of Russia, NASA Flight Engineer Mike Fossum and JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Flight Engineer Satoshi Furukawa to the International Space Station.

     

  8. spaceporn:

    Prometheus and Knots in the F Ring |

    astroperlas:

    Prometeo y los anillos de Saturno (Vía).

    (via fuckyeahspacedotcom)

     

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  10. lookhigh:

    Astronaut Greg Chamitoff makes his way inside the International Space Station as Andrew Feustel awaits his turn at the end of the STS-134 mission’s first spacewalk. (via NASA)