Picture of the day for August 20, 2017

NASA astronaut Nicholas Patrick, STS-130 mission specialist, participates in the mission’s third and final session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continue on the International Space Station. During the five-hour, 48-minute spacewalk, Patrick and astronaut Robert Behnken (out of frame), mission specialist, completed all of their planned tasks, removing insulation blankets and launch restraint bolts from each of the Cupola’s seven windows.. Learn more.

Picture of the day for August 19, 2017

A honey bee, in contrast with the stingless honey bee, is any bee member of the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax. In the United States, National Honey Bee Day is an awareness day observed on the third Saturday of August.. Learn more.

Atlas V Rocket and TDRS-M


As the Sun rises at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket vents liquid oxygen propellant vapors during fueling for the lift off of NASA’s Tracking and Data Relay Satellite, TDRS-M.

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Picture of the day for August 18, 2017

Blue hour view of the pagan temple in the Bazaar square, Old city (İçəri Şəhər), Baku, Azerbaijan. The Old City of Baku, that dates at least from the 12th century, became the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the country in 2000.. Learn more.

Space Station Flight Over the Bahamas


One of the most recognizable points on the Earth for astronauts to photograph is the Bahamas. Randy Bresnik of NASA shared this Aug. 13 photo from the International Space Station, saying, “The stunning Bahamas were a real treat for us. The vivid turquoise of the water over the reef was absolutely captivating.”

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