Topic: earth

John Glenn—NASA
Out There

John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Turns 93

To say John Glenn was a pioneer would be something of an understatement. The Ohio native, who turns 93 on July 18, was one of the Mercury Seven, the first astronauts NASA ever sent into space

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"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space." - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014
Profile

Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is a flight engineer. But, for millions of people back on Earth, he’s a social media sensation, who constantly beams back incredible images and videos of our planet.

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© Marc Riboud, courtesy Peter Fetterman Gallery
Out There

To See the World: Marc Riboud’s Eye of the Traveler

In 1955, photographer Marc Riboud set out in an old Jeep to see the world. 58 years later, a show of his work at the Peter Fetterman Gallery demonstrates just how the traveler’s eye remains as vibrant as ever.

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Eric Vandeville—ABACAPRESS.com
Photo Essay

2012: A Year of Strange Landscapes

TIME looks back on the byproducts of man’s folly and nature’s fury in a gallery of the year’s strange and surreal landscapes.

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Barcroft Media / Landov
Man on the Wire

Finding Beauty: Fractal Patterns on Earth as Seen from Space

Over the past two years Professor Paul Bourke has scoured all four corners of the world—via Google Earth—to find incredible geometric structures of a similar nature.

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Lightbox January 4, 2012
Closeup

Earth From Above: The Blue Marble

More than 40 years after Apollo 17 departed for space, NASA has recreated the “Blue Marble” image of Earth, which was the first comprehensive look at our planet from above.

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NASA
The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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ESA/NASA
Photo Essay

Our Beautiful Planet: Images from Space by an Astronaut Photographer

LightBox presents a beautiful collection of photos of the Earth taken during European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

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NASA/Reuters
Man on the Wire

Unprecedented Image of Space Shuttle Released

The International Space Station is seen with the docked space shuttle Endeavour in this photo provided by NASA. Taken on May 23, 2011, and released June 7, 2011, the photo by Expedition 27 crew member Paolo Nespoli from the Soyuz […]

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