Steve Cullen from Starscape Gallery was 11,000 feet up the dormant volcano Mauna Kea taking nightscapes on Saturday when he decided to take a last pre-dawn panorama before heading home. It was a great decision, because he captured this stunning image.
European Space Agency engineers are going where no human will ever go. They've put a camera inside an automated spacecraft full of garbage (including sewage) to see what will happen during its reentry into Earth's atmosphere this weekend.
A few days ago, we saw what astronauts see when they reenter Earth's atmosphere in the Soyuz space capsule. But that awesome array of sparks and glowing heat waves pales in comparison to new reentry footage recently taken from a camera on the Orion crew module.
Ever wondered what astronauts see when they return from the International Space Station at the end of their mission, tucked tightly into a Soyuz space capsule? Well, it's this.
German astronaut Alexander Gerst took this crystal clear photo of the Cygnus-class resupply ship Janice Voss entering the Earth's atmosphere on August 17. I wish they could attach a thermal-safe pod with a camera inside to send along these ships—I want see video of the reentry from a close distance.
The Dragon has completed its historic journey to the International Space Station. The first private spaceship to ever dock with the station has returned home. Here is how it happened.
I've seen some good re-entries filmed from orbit, but I like this one because it feels like a chase. In fact, it is a chase, as the ISS was following the same direction of the Russian Progress Resupply that was destroyed.
Everyone mark your calendar as NASA's Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite may crash back to earth at the end of this week. The exact date and time is still TBD, but early estimates suggest Friday will be the big day.