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The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth

(NASA Crew Earth Observations)

"We catch a glimpse of a huge swirl of clouds out the window over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or the boot of Italy jutting down into the Mediterranean, or the brilliant blue coral reefs of the Caribbean strutting their beauty before the stars. And...we experienced those uniquely human qualities: awe, curiosity, wonder, joy, amazement." (Russell L. Schweickart, Apollo Astronaut ("The Home Planet")

Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station


Mission Highlights
Earth From Space
Cities Collection
Earth Observatory
Our Favorites
Earth Disc
IPY Images
IPY Images
World Capital Cities
U.S. Capital Cities
Darwin HMS Beagle
Transit of Venus (2012)
Earth Day (2013)

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth.

Our special collections feature choice photographs, description and captions of the best images of Earth taken by astronauts. The “Mission Highlights” collection introduces you to the breadth of imagery acquired by each crew and is updated weekly with highlights from the current mission. The “Earth From Space” collection allows you to search outstanding photographs by theme or geographic area (also updated once a week). The “Cities From Space” collection is the fastest way to see how your city looks from orbit.

Custom Collections

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