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International Space Station

Orbiting Earth for 15 years.

View from the outside in. The robotic arm camera records a #SpaceVine of the exterior of the Cupola on the International Space Station.

How is someone served coffee in bed on the International Space Station? Find out in this #SpaceVine from astronaut Reid Wiseman.

"I don't know what it is or what it wants, but it keeps repeating "Sloof Lirpa" over and over. Alert the press." April Fool's Day on the International Space Station!

Space Station spotting party! - It REALLY is incredible to see, right from your own yard. As the third brightest object in the sky, after the sun and moon, the space station is easy to see if you know where and when to look for it." NASA’s Spot the Station service sends you an email or text message a few hours before the space station passes over your house. TREAT YOUR KIDS BY TAKING THEM OUTSIDE TO SEE THIS!

  • Sherrie Ziegler

    My husband and I love to go out and see the station over head. My grown sons laugh at us. I told them when you live out the country you have to make your own entertainment. We are in southeastern Ohio. It is a beautiful sight!

"Moonlight cruise over the Pacific at 28,000kph" Astronaut Reid Wiseman shows us a fantastic time-lapsed view of Earth from the Cupola of the International Space Station.

1st Vine from space! Astronaut Reid Wiseman took this video from the International Space Station. It shows a single Earth orbit (would be about 90 minutes real time). The space station's orbit was parallel to the terminator, in which case the sun never sets. June 5, 2014.

Astronaut Joe Acaba talks from space with the cast of The Big Bang Theory. Cool.

The budget further advances NASA initiative to return human spaceflight launches to the United States by 2017 in concert with three Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, partners. Image released March 4, 2014.

Finding Space: the Karen Nyberg Story. Armed with Science.

The size of the International Space Station... #spacelive

Dining in space. #spacelive

  • Anne-Marie O'Neill

    Thank you for posting these. Following what you were up to on the ISS reignited my childhood fascination with space, and now, at the age of 30, I decided to do something about it and joined a local astronomy group and really enjoy learning about space and everything in it. Thank you so much!

Washing in space. #spacelive

Sleeping in space. #spacelive

Cosmic quiz: Do you know the International Space Station?

Thank you Don Pettit for the privilege of sharing your window on the International Space Station. And, with our deep gratitude for being such a caring community, we wish all of you – our fellow passengers on Spaceship Earth - a happy 2014. Peace on Earth, and see you next year!

Astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins exit the Airlock of ISS during darkness at the beginning of a spacewalk to repair the station's cooling system. December 2013.

The International Space Station, celebrating 15 years.

  • David ™

    Hard to imagine that construction of ISS started on this date with the liftoff of Zarya.

My view out the window in our Soyuz vehicle as we backed away from one docking port of ISS to fly to another. Taken November 1, 2013. KN from space.

Casting shadows. The Russian Progress cargo vehicle on #ISS solar arrays at dusk. Taken November 1, 2013. KN from space.

The moon rising as the sun sets. With Cygnus, our cargo vehicle that will depart ISS next week. Taken October 19, 2013. KN from space.

Living With Kids: Karen Nyberg on being away from home while living on the International Space Station. From Design Mom.

  • Lindsay Eryn

    Read your story, Karen. Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you for being real and genuine. It's easy to see others' successes and to think less of yourself, but you helped remind me that all people are people. You seem like a really awesome person, and I'm glad I got to read your words! Have a great rest of your time in the ISS! Almost finished!

  • Kendal Milot

    Such an amazing story. I had to share it with my family and friends. Thanks so much for taking the time to do it and share your experience.

Sunrise on #Cygnus and #Canadarm2. Taken October 5, 2013. KN from space.

  • Jason Ornoff

    Thank you for these, Karen! You have NO IDEA how wonderful it is for so many of us to live our childhood fantasy-careers vicariously through you :)

A family friend took this picture of ISS, with me on board, as we flew over my childhood home in central Minnesota September 30, 2013. Thanks Dan Broten! KN from space.

  • Evelyn Guyette-Mero

    Oh, so that is how it looks! Thanks for posting. Now I will know what to watch for.

  • Evelyn Guyette-Mero

    Oh, I'm in MI so I will watch next time you fly over. I will try to get a picture for you.

  • Lorna Teske

    Does it always have a contrail ? I did not think it would have a contrail very often because it is solar powered most of the time. Did they take photo while engines fired to boost it up ? I am in Michigan, too. I still have not seen the ISS fly over.

  • Evelyn Guyette-Mero

    Lorna, you can sign up at the NASA web site and they will send you an email when the ISS will fly over your area! It flew over my area at 7:00 tonight. It will look like the brightest star in the sky moving about as fast as an airplane.

  • Evelyn Guyette-Mero

    Also, Lorna, here is the NASA web site that has a calculator for the fly overs in your area. It did not list my town so I just choose one of the towns that is sort of near to me. Here is the link... http://spotthestation.nasa....

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Here, the Cygnus cargo vehicle was approaching ISS from below as we passed by the coast of South Africa. September 29, 2013. KN from space.

This picture was taken shortly after the capture of Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo vehicle the morning of September 29, 2013. KN from space.