Space,The Rocket City
Perseid meteor streaking over the light-bathed double arches in Arches National Park. ~via tmo-photo on Flickr
The crew of Apollo 1 kick back while practicing water egress procedures in 1966.
This image from 2009 shows an updated version of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field. The new XDF could be considered a more detailed view of a portion of this image. The Hubble UDF is an image of a small area of space in the constellation Fornax, created using Hubble Space Telescope data from 2003 and 2004. By collecting faint light over many hours of observation, it revealed thousands of galaxies, both nearby and very distant, making it the deepest image of the universe ever taken at that time.
Hubble Extreme Deep Field (2012/09/25) takes us back 13.2 billion years in time
April 12 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin (left, on the way to the launch pad) became the first human in space, making a 108-minute orbital flight in his Vostok 1 spacecraft. Newspapers like The Huntsville Times (right) trumpeted Gagarin's accomplishment.
Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space on April 12, 1961
One of the Expedition 35 crew members aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station exposed this 400 millimeter night image of the greater New York City metropolitan area on March 23, 2013. For orientation purposes, note that Manhattan runs horizontal through the frame from left to the midpoint. Central Park is just a little to the left of frame center.
NASA - New York City at Night
Solar System - This is a montage of images taken by spacecraft. Included are (from top to bottom) Mercury, Venus, Earth (and Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. Image Credit: NASA/JPL
This image of a pair of interacting galaxies called Arp 273 was released to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the launch of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The distorted shape of the larger of the two galaxies shows signs of tidal interactions with the smaller of the two. It is thought that the smaller galaxy has actually passed through the larger one
unbelievably beautiful pictures from space