Photos of Earth from the ISS

The Cupola is an ESA-built observatory module of the International Space Station (ISS). Its seven windows are used to conduct experiments, dockings and observations of Earth. It was launched aboard Space Shuttle mission STS-130 on 8 February 2010 and attached to the Tranquility (Node 3) module. With the Cupola attached, ISS assembly reached 85 percent completion. The Cupola’s 80 cm (31 in) window is the largest ever used in space.

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Stunning views from the Cupola

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South Florida

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Storms over Ghana, Africa

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Great Lakes

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Horn of Africa

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Northeast coast of Brazil

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New York City looking south

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Southwest Libya

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Mt. Vesuvius, Italy

Historical space photos

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Earth from the Moon during an Apollo mission

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Space Shuttle blasting off into the clouds

Breaking through the clouds

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