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Astronaut Photography of Earth: ISS013-E-10009 May 16, 2006

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ISS013-E10009

This Picture was taken from the International Space Station on  April 26, 2003 at 3pm GMT, using a KODAK camera serial number K760C-01376

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Astronaut Photography of Earth: ISS013-E-10003 May 16, 2006

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Astronaut Photography of Earth

The International Space Station from Above May 16, 2006

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Credit: STS-114 Crew, NASA

Explanation: The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest human-made object ever to orbit the Earth. Last August, the station was visited and resupplied by space shuttle Discovery. The ISS is currently operated by the Expedition 13 crew, consisting a Russian and an American astronaut. After departing the ISS, the crew of Discovery captured this spectacular vista of the orbiting space city high above the Caspian Sea. Visible components include modules, trusses, and expansive solar arrays that gather sunlight that is turned into needed electricity.

Dust and Smog in Northeast China May 15, 2006

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Dust and Smog in Northeast China

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Much of the land surface is obscured in this oblique image of the North China Plain and parts of Inner Mongolia. In this image, a mass of gray smog—mainly industrial pollution and smoke from domestic burning—obscures Beijing and surrounding cities. Numerous plumes with their source points appear within the mass. Beijing suffers some of the worst air pollution in the world from these chronic sources, and the characteristic colors and textures of the smog can be easily seen through the windows of the International Space Station. The pale brown material in Bo Hai Bay, about 300 kilometers east of Beijing, is sediment from the Yellow River and other rivers.

Separated from the smog mass by a band of puffy, white cumulus clouds is a light brown plume of dust. The line of white clouds has developed along the steep slope that separates the heavily populated North China Plain—the location of the largest population concentration on Earth—and the sparsely populated semi-desert plains of Inner Mongolia. Most Northern Hemisphere deserts saw dust storms in the spring of 2006, and the Gobi and Taklimakan Deserts of western China were no exception. Dust plumes originating in these deserts typically extend hundreds of kilometers eastward, regularly depositing dust on Beijing, the Korean Peninsula, and Japan. Some plumes even extend over the Pacific Ocean. In extreme cases, visible masses of Gobi-derived dust have reached North America.

An astronaut handheld-camera image taken in 1996 shows a broad corridor of smog moving off the mainland out into the Pacific Ocean from China’s more southerly population center near Taiwan.

Astronaut photograph ISS013-E-6947 was acquired March 2, 2006, with a Kodak 760C digital camera using a 50 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth.

Astronaut Photography of Earth: ISS013-E-10220 May 14, 2006

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Credit:
Astronaut Photography of Earth – Display Record." (14 May 2006). Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center.

Explanation: Well this is a random picture I have found on this site, it has not been captioned yet, and no information on where it is displaying.

Astronaut Photography of Earth: ISS013-E-10200 May 14, 2006

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Credit:
Astronaut Photography of Earth – Display Record." (14 May 2006). Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center.

Explanation: Well this is a random picture I have found on this site, it has not been captioned yet, and no information on where it is displaying I just thought it looked nice

Balancing Act May 13, 2006

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Gerald Carr demonstrates weight training in zero gravity by balnacing felkow astronaut William Pogue upside down on his finger.

Skylab 4 commander Gerald Carr jokingly demonstrates weight training in zero gravity as he balances fellow astronaut William Pogue, the mission's pilot, upside down on his finger.

Skylab was America's first space station and orbital science and engineering laboratory. The station was launched into Earth orbit by a Saturn V rocket on May 14, 1973, as a follow up to the Apollo program. Three crews visited the station, with their missions lasting 28, 59 and 84 days, respectively.

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Astronaut Photography of Earth: ISS013-E-11025 May 13, 2006

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Astronaut Photography of Earth ISS013-E-9950 May 10, 2006

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Picture ISS013-E-8948 April 27, 2006

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