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Astronaut's photo shows a rare 'sprite' in Earth's atmosphere caused by lightning shooting up toward space

A sprite captured from the ISS. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet Thomas Pesquet, an astronaut on the ISS, photographed a flash of red light in the upper atmosphere. The phenomenon, called a sprite, can be seen above a thunderstorm. The picture is a "very rare occurrence," Pesquet said. An astronaut onboard the International Space Station has captured a rare image of a red "sprite" above Europe while recording a timelapse from space.The picture, which was taken on September 9, is a "very rare occurren...
Tags: Europe, Space, Science, India, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Storm, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus, Thomas Pesquet, Andreas Mogensen


Astronaut Spots Rare and Ethereal 'Transient Luminous Event' From ISS

"Transient luminous event" sounds like a euphemism for a ghost, but it's actually a beautiful phenomenon that can sometimes be seen from the International Space Station. European Space Agency astronaut and current ISS resident Thomas Pesquet shared a view of an ethereal blue glow emerging over Europe. CNET reports: Transient luminous events are caused by upper-atmospheric lightning. This one happened in early September and Pesquet tweeted about it this week, calling it "a very rare occurrence." ...
Tags: Europe, Tech, Earth, International Space Station European Space Agency, Thomas Pesquet, Pesquet


French astronaut snapped a gorgeous photo of the aurora glowing green and red from the space station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet photographed the aurora from the International Space Station on August 20, 2021. ESA/NASA-T. Pesquet French astronaut Thomas Pesquet captured a beautiful aurora from the International Space Station. The stunning photo shows green ribbons over the planet, lit up by the full moon. Astronauts see the polar lights regularly, but this one was especially breathtaking. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronauts on the International S...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronaut, Aurora Borealis, Aurora, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, ESA NASA, Pesquet, Megan McArthur


Student from the Hart Union High School District talk to astronauts on the International Space Station

La Mesa Junior High Principal Michele Krantz counted down to the moment two astronauts on the International Space Station connected with her students in the multipurpose room on campus Tuesday morning. With astronomical precision, astronauts Thomas Pesquet and Megan McArthur appeared on the oversized monitor in the auditorium in front of a collection of students from the WIlliam S. Hart Union High School District, parents and politicians from the Santa Clarita Valley. Thomas Pesquet and Megan ...
Tags: Science, Education, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Local News, Artemis, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Huffman, NASA Television


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
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I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield


Astronauts on the space station held their own Olympics, complete with synchronized air swimming - watch the videos

"Team Dragon" touches feet during their synchronized space swimming routine. Left to right: Akihiko Hoshide, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, and Shane Kimbrough. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station held the first "Space Olympics" last week. Microgravity allowed the astronauts to show off flips, twists, handstands, and wall crawls. In the videos below, they also played "no-handball" and practiced slingshot-style sharpshooting. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Olympics, International Space Station, Paris, European Space Agency, Tokyo, Astronauts, JAXA, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet


Inside the first unofficial 'Space Olympics' aboard the International Space Station

Seven ISS crewmembers competed in the games. NASA Astronauts aboard the International Space Station held the first ever Olympic-style competition in space. The "Space Olympics" was held as a tribute to the Tokyo 2020 games, which came to a close this weekend. The teams competed in the four "athletic events" and a "closing ceremony" as a way to boost team morale and cohesion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronauts currently on board the International Space Station h...
Tags: Japan, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Paris, Tokyo, Iss, Ioc, International Olympic Committee, Kimbrough, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, NASA Astronauts, Pesquet, Mark Vande Hei, Oleg Novitskiy


SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts were 'hooting and giggling' as they rocketed into orbit

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning aboard the Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts gave a video tour of the ship in orbit and shared their reactions about the launch. "There may have been some hooting and giggling" during the ride, pilot Megan McArthur said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spaceflight is serious business: Getting peo...
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SpaceX launches 4 astronauts with recycled rocket and capsule

By MARCIA DUNN | Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday using a recycled rocket and capsule, the third crew flight in less than a year for Elon Musk’s rapidly expanding company. The astronauts from the U.S., Japan and France should reach the International Space Station early Saturday morning, following a 23-hour ride in the same Dragon capsule used by SpaceX’s debut crew last May. They’ll spend six months at the orbiting lab. It was the first ti...
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Watch live: SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
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Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: The Crew-2 mission successfully launched into Earth's orbit early Friday morn...
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Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch, Falcon


The Newest Google Street View Takes You Out Of This World

The first space tourists aren’t set to blast off until 2018, but there’s now a new way to experience the wonders of space from your own, comfy home planet. Google unveiled its newest Street View location yesterday: the International Space Station.Google’s offering 13 views of the space station, showing everything from the observation deck, to laboratories, to the astronauts’ quarters. The 360-degree images are stunning, especially considering they weren’t captured on Earth. Like all other Googl...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, Nasa, Earth, Dslr, Google Street View, Houston Texas, Johnson Space Center, Huntsville Alabama, Marshall Space Flight Center, Thomas Pesquet, Pesquet, International Space Station Google


Earth is a jewel, says astronaut after six months away

Observing Earth from 400 kilometres (250 miles) away has made astronaut Thomas Pesquet aware of the planet's fragility as never before, he told AFP from the International Space Station days before heading home. When it comes to global warming, "we talk of two degrees (Celsius) or four degrees -- these are numbers which sometimes exceed human understanding. Throughout the interview Pesquet drifted in a room full of machines, gadgets and wires -- the French and European Space Agency flags stuck ...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Afp, Thomas Pesquet, Pesquet


Incredible First Person Footage of a Real Spacewalk Will Leave You Speechless

On March 24th, ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet was joined by NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The outing was fairly routine, but this amazing footage captured by Pesquet gives all of us stuck here on Earth an amazing first-person look of what it’s like to be an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Esa, International Space Station, Iss, Thomas Pesquet, Shane Kimbrough, Pesquet, Spacewalks


A Photo From Space Shows Belgium Shining Bright, and Social Media Lights Up

Photos taken by a French astronaut sparked a discussion about their beauty — and also raised questions about energy use.
Tags: Europe, News, Social Media, International Space Station, Belgium, Aurora Borealis, Energy and Power, Space and Astronomy, Pesquet, Thomas (1978-


Earth From Space Pictures: Aurora Borealis Photos Posted By Astronaut

French astronaut Thomas Pesquet took to Twitter Saturday to share his stunning view of the aurora borealis from space. Pesquet’s photo showed the northern lights shining green and blue over a darkened Earth. “The view at night recently has been simply magnificent,” the astronaut wrote. “Few clouds, intense #aurora. I can’t look away from the windows.”
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A Space Odyssey: Making Art Up There

The artist Eduardo Kac and Thomas Pesquet, a Frenchman on the International Space Station, have created art in space.
Tags: Art, News, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Space Stations, Thomas, Eduardo, Art Institute of Chicago, Thomas Pesquet, KAC, Space and Astronomy, Pesquet, Eduardo Kac