• True Gravity
Inspired by the success of the space drama "Gravity", which has become a leader in the number of awards at the Oscars 2014, NASA US space agency has published a series of these "gravity" of photos.
For those who have not seen the film director Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity". During the work of American astronauts in space there is a disaster. Astronaut-researcher Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock), engaged in repairing the space telescope "Hubble" and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney), the commander of the expedition to the space shuttle, are the only surviving members of the ship's crew after his collision with space debris. They are all alone in conjunction with each other, and all that they can - it orbits in a totally black space without any connection with the Earth and any hope of salvation ...
Astronaut Steven L. Smith about Remote Manipulator System (RMS) Hubble.
December 1984,. Astronaut Bruce McCandless II estranged from his ship on a dangerous distance. Up to this point I am not done none of the astronauts. This is made possible by a manned maneuvering unit (MMU), which was developed by NASA and tested in three flights of "shuttles" for 1984. After a disaster, "Challenger" was performed a revision of many aspects affecting the safety of the astronauts. Application MMU was considered too risky, and their further operation stopped.
"Dome" of the International Space Station astronauts and views of the coast of Brisbane, Australia.
November 2009. The thin line of Earth's atmosphere and the setting sun.
4 October 2003 Earth against the black of space. The picture was taken from the ISS.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy in "Dome" of the International Space Station. Pictures of the Earth.
NASA Astronaut Sunita L. Williams at work in the open space. 7-hour 55-minute spacewalk took place on January 31, 2007.
July 12, 2011. NASA astronaut Mike Fossum with the module installed on the ISS and the ability to mimic the system devices and refuel satellites. The picture shows the astronauts strapped to the security of a robotic manipulator Canadarm2.
Robotic Refueling Mission - repair and refueling program directly in space satellites. Flight time any spacecraft until recently was limited to the amount of fuel and energy, which he had with him to move. refuel in mid-air technology, designed not so long ago, lifted these restrictions, and that the increased duration of the flight, and the range of devices sent to the Cosmos.
The lights of Spain and Portugal. View from the ISS.
In June 1965, NASA astronaut Ed White (Ed White) became the first American to walk in space, about 3 months after Leonov.
May 11, 2013. Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy during the five and a half hour spacewalk.
July 2011. The picture space shuttle "Atlantis" before his last mission, returning to Earth.
Astronaut Paul Richards during a single spacewalk.
Astronaut Andrew Fyustel with the COSTAR corrective optics during a service mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
The bright sun meets the International Space Station November 22, 2009.