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"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

Publications Available Online

Color pictures of sprites from non-dedicated observation on board the International Space Station
31 January 2013.
The Art of Science: Astronaut Photography from the International Space Station The Art of Science: Astronaut Photography from the International Space Station by William Stefanov
18 October 2005. (HTML format)
How to Find Mt. Everest from Space How to Find Mt. Everest from Space
25 March 2004. (HTML format)
Auroras Dancing in the Night Auroras Dancing in the Night by Astronaut Don Pettit
2 January 2004. (HTML format) (Printable format)
montage of coral reef pictures Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs at NASA: Overview of Integrated Collaborations, Projects and Products
11 December 2003. (HTML format) (PDF format)
Ed's Musings from Space: Expedition 7 Ed's Musings from Space: Expedition 7
28 October 2003. (HTML format)
Watching the World Go By Watching the World Go By
22 October 2003. (HTML format)
Hurricane Isabel (ISS007-E-14887) Astronaut Photography from ISS: Greatest Hits
9 October 2003. (HTML format)
mosaic of two sunglint photos Sunglint in Astronaut Photography of Earth
21 May 2003. (HTML format)
Mapping Water Depths in Clear Water from Space Mapping Water Depths in Clear Water from Space
17 July 2003. (HTML format) (PDF format)
Using Astronaut Photography of Earth to Study Urbanization
7 December 2002. (Poster [JPEG, 3.89 Mbs])(HTML format)
Astronaut-acquired Orbital Photographs as Digital Data for Remote Sensing: Spatial Resolution
20 October 2002. (PDF format)(HTML format)
Space Station Allows Remote Sensing of Earth to Within Six Meters
23 April 2002. (PDF format)(HTML format) Link to NASA Press Release >>
User Forum: Transformations
1 March 2002. (HTML format)
Astronaut Photography of Coral Reefs
22 October 2001. (HTML format) Link to NASA Press Release >>
Space Shuttle/International Space Station Earth Observation Photography: Imaging for Human Health Applications
September 2001. (HTML format)
Astronauts Photograph Mt. Pinatubo
14 June 2001. (HTML format)
Astronaut Photography: Observing the Earth from the International Space Station
February 2001. (HTML format)
Dynamic Earth Environments: Remote Sensing from Shuttle-Mir Missions
October 2000. (HTML format) Link to NASA Press Release >>
High-Definition Television (HDTV) Images for Earth Observations & Earth Science Applications
August 2000. (PDF format)(HTML format)
How to Rectify Multiple Image Datasets Using GIS
June 2000. (HTML format)
Data Fusion In Coral Reef Mapping: Working At Multiple Scales With SEAWiFS And Astronaut Photography
May 2000. (HTML format)
Canyons, Craters, and Drifting Dunes - Terrestrial Analogues on Earth's Moon and Mars
November 1998, Updated March 2000. (HTML format)
Tectonics of the Arabian Plate - Tectonics of a Thousand and One Nights
November 1999. (HTML format)
Comparison of HDTV and NTSC for Image Analysis
September 1999. (HTML format)
International Space Station: New Opportunities for Earth Science Research and Education
September 1999. (HTML format)
Astronaut's View of Mexico and Central America Burning
July 1998. (HTML format)
An Astronaut's View of California
1997. (HTML format)
Biomass Burning
1997. (HTML format)
High Above Houston, Texas
1996. (HTML format)
Nebraska: Through the Eyes of Astronauts
1996. (HTML format)
Kansas: The View from Space
1996. (HTML format)
The Ultimate Field Trip
9 August 1995. (HTML format)
A Table and Reference List Documenting Observations of the Earth from Manned Earth Orbital and Suborbital Spaceflight Missions Including the Unmanned Apollo-Saturn 4 and 6 Missions (Mercury Program Through Apollo-Soyuz Test Project)
December 1976. (HTML format)
Apollo 17 Index
May 1974. (HTML format)
Apollo 9 Photographic Plotting and Indexing Report
October 1969. (HTML format)
Science Screening Report of the Apollo 7 Mission
June 1969. (HTML format)