Sea Ice and Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this image of cloud streets and sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk on Feb. 8, 2016. Cloud streets are long parallel bands of cumulus clouds that form when cold air blows over warmer waters and a warmer air layer rests over the … More Sea Ice and Cloud Streets in the Sea of Okhotsk

Feb. 9, 1995, Bernard Harris and Michael Foale Ready For a Spacewalk

STS-63 astronauts Bernard A. Harris, Jr., payload commander (right), and C. Michael Foale, mission specialist (left), are ready to exit space shuttle Discovery’s airlock for a spacewalk on Feb. 9, 1995. On this extravehicular activity (EVA), which lasted 4 hours and 38 minutes, Bernard Harris became the first African-American to walk in space. via NASA … More Feb. 9, 1995, Bernard Harris and Michael Foale Ready For a Spacewalk

Feb. 3, 1995, Astronaut Eileen Collins at the Pilot’s Station on Shuttle Discovery

In this Feb. 3, 1995, image taken onboard space shuttle Discovery on flight day one of the STS-63 mission, astronaut Eileen M. Collins — the first woman to pilot the shuttle — is at the pilot’s station during a “hotfiring” procedure prior to rendezvous with the Russian Mir Space Station. via NASA http://ift.tt/1o6BSMq

Successful Deployment of University Satellites From Space Station

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA captured this photo on Jan. 29, 2016 from the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan’s Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites: AggieSat4 built by Texas A&M University students, and BEVO-2 built by University of Texas students. via NASA http://ift.tt/1PdBVNe