Learn the underlying science revealed in astronaut photos and satellite images, with clear explanations by scientists.
Astronaut Scott Kelly
Astronaut Scott Kelly shared over 1,000 photos on Twitter during his Year In Space mission. View them all in full resolution.
NASA Photo Archive
Comprehensive collection of photos
NASA’s Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth delivers all of the photos taken by astronaut on station. The images can be filtered by location and other features.
Float Down Into the Cupola and Observe Earth - Just Like an Astronaut
Watch the Earth
Simulated view of Cupola window
This software simulates the view from the cupola window and it is synced to the actual location of the ISS as it orbits the Earth. Experience what it’s like to gaze out of the cupola window and watch our home planet.
Live feed from the ISS
Several HD video cameras mounted on the ISS stream live video of the Earth from space as the ISS travels along its orbital path (availability of vide feed contingent on downlink times and other factors).
Where is the ISS Now?
ISS orbital path revealed
Track the ISS as it orbits the Earth, look ahead to see what it’s flying over, and monitor the time zones as it goes from day to night.
Select Your Own Targets. Help Scientists Review Images.
Select Your Own Targets
Sally Ride EarthKAM
Middle school students send commands to a camera onboard the ISS to photograph targets that they select. Sign your classroom up to participate in the next mission or just peruse the image gallery.
Help NASA Review Images
NASA needs your help! Figure out the location show in newly downloaded images—this is real science at work.
Train Like an Astronaut
Space Station Academy
This online course, for youth and adults, takes you on a simulated mission to the ISS to learn more about Earth observation and photography.