The warm glow of the Sun reflects off the International Space Station’s solar panels with a warm orange hue in this image captured by NASA astronaut Jack Fischer.
August 07 | 2017
He shared this picture on social media saying, “Sometimes you look out the window and it just takes your breath away from how beautiful Earth is. Today is one of those times…#EarthShapes.” Currently, there are 6 people living and working on the space station, conducting important science and research. The orbiting laboratory is located 250 miles above Earth and is traveling at 17,500 miles per hour! At any given time, the station is home to more than 250 experiments, including somet that are helping us determine the effects of microgravity on the human body. Research on the station will not only help us send humans deeper into space than ever before, including to Mars, but also benefits life here on Earth. Credit: NASA