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Tiburon Island, Mexico | International Space Station
Samantha: "Tiburon Island in the Gulf of California, ‪‎Mexico‬. Looks like a great place to hike away from the crowds!"

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: January 3, 2015

+Samantha Cristoforetti 
+European Space Agency, ESA 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Mexico #Tiburon #Island #Gulf
#California #Spacecraft #BluePlanet #HelloEarth  #Astronaut
#SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition42 #Futura42 #ASI #Italy #Europe #Photography #Art #Science
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NASA's Space to Ground: Spacewalks Complete | 3/6/15
NASA's Space to Ground is your weekly update on what's happening aboard the International Space Station. Got a question or comment? Use #spacetoground to talk to us.

Credit: NASA/JSC

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+SpaceX 
+Boeing+ 

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Astronaut #BarryWilmore #TerryVirts #Spacewalk #EVA #Commander #Flight #Engineer
#Astrophotography #Art #Science #Expedition42 #JSC #SpaceX
#Boeing #Commercial #Crew #Vehicles #UnitedStates #USA
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NASA Dawn Mission Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres: March 6, 2015
Ceres is the largest body in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Ceres rotates in this sped-up movie comprised of images taken by NASA's Dawn mission during its approach to the dwarf planet. The images were taken on Feb. 19, 2015, from a distance of nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers). Dawn observed Ceres for a full rotation of the dwarf planet, which lasts about nine hours. The images have a resolution of 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) per pixel.

Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft.

The German Aerospace Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team. For a complete list of mission participants, visit:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission

For more information about Dawn, visit:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
+NASA Marshall 
+DLR, German Aerospace Center 

#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Ceres #Dwarf #Planet #Dawn #Vesta
#Asteroid #Science #DLR #JPL #ASI #Discovery #Spacecraft
#Exploration #SolarSystem #Marshall
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Spacewalk Selfie: NASA Astronaut Terry Virts | ISS
NASA astronauts Barry "Butch" Wilmore and Terry Virts performed three separate spacewalks to prepare the International Space Station for upcoming U.S. commercial spacecraft currently in development. Virts tweeted this image on March 1, 2015 with the comment "Still thinking about that #awesome #spacewalk yesterday with #AstroButch !"
 
Credit: NASA/JSC

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+terry virts 

#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Astronaut #TerryVirts #Spacewalk
#EVA #Selfie #Flight #Engineer #Astrophotography #Art #Science
#Expedition42 #JSC #UnitedStates #USA 
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Eastern United States: Winter Storm | NOAA GOES Satellite
Ice and heavy snow spread east during an early March 2015 winter storm. This GOES East image shows the length and breadth of the winter storm. The image was taken 12:45 p.m. EST on March 5, 2015.

Credit: NOAA Satellites

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+NASA Goddard 

#NASA  #Space #Satellite #Earth #NOAA #Weather #Snowstorm #UnitedStates   #USA  #GOES
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Earth Clouds | International Space Station

Image Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos
Release Date: February 27, 2014

#Roscosmos #Space #ISS #Earth #Clouds #Atmosphere #BlueDot #Россия #Cosmonaut #OlegArtemyev #Russia #Orbital #Photography #Art #Science #Expedition40
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ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti celebrates 100 days in space
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti floats in the International Space Station's US Destiny laboratory with a special patch presented to ISS crew members on reaching their 100th day in orbit. Together with NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Samantha launched to the ISS at 20:59 GMT on 24 November 2014 with the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft. The crew arrived at the orbital outpost some six hours later. Samantha’s mission is named ‘Futura’ to highlight the science and technology research she is running in weightlessness to help shape our future.

Connect with Samantha and the Futura mission at: samanthacristoforetti.esa.int

Credit: ESA/NASA
Released: 06/03/2015

+Samantha Cristoforetti 
+European Space Agency, ESA 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Spacecraft #BluePlanet 
#HelloEarth #Astronaut #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer 
#Expedition42 #Futura42 #ASI #Italy #Europe #Photography #Art 
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NASA's Dawn Spacecraft Becomes First to Orbit a Dwarf Planet!
Ceres is seen from NASA's Dawn spacecraft on March 1, just a few days before the mission achieved orbit around the previously unexplored dwarf planet. The image was taken at a distance of about 30,000 miles (about 48,000 kilometers).

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. The spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet’s gravity at about 4:39 a.m. PST (7:39 a.m. EST) Friday.

Mission controllers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California received a signal from the spacecraft at 5:36 a.m. PST (8:36 a.m. EST) that Dawn was healthy and thrusting with its ion engine, the indicator Dawn had entered orbit as planned.
"Since its discovery in 1801, Ceres was known as a planet, then an asteroid and later a dwarf planet," said Marc Rayman, Dawn chief engineer and mission director at JPL. "Now, after a journey of 3.1 billion miles (4.9 billion kilometers) and 7.5 years, Dawn calls Ceres, home."

In addition to being the first spacecraft to visit a dwarf planet, Dawn also has the distinction of being the first mission to orbit two extraterrestrial targets. From 2011 to 2012, the spacecraft explored the giant asteroid Vesta, delivering new insights and thousands of images from that distant world. Ceres and Vesta are the two most massive residents of our solar system’s main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.

The most recent images received from the spacecraft, taken on March 1 show Ceres as a crescent, mostly in shadow because the spacecraft's trajectory put it on a side of Ceres that faces away from the sun until mid-April. When Dawn emerges from Ceres' dark side, it will deliver ever-sharper images as it spirals to lower orbits around the planet.

"We feel exhilarated," said Chris Russell, principal investigator of the Dawn mission at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). "We have much to do over the next year and a half, but we are now on station with ample reserves, and a robust plan to obtain our science objectives."

Dawn's mission is managed by JPL for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. Dawn is a project of the directorate's Discovery Program, managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. UCLA is responsible for overall Dawn mission science. Orbital ATK Inc., in Dulles, Virginia, designed and built the spacecraft. The German Aerospace Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Italian Space Agency and Italian National Astrophysical Institute are international partners on the mission team.

For a complete list of mission participants, visit:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/mission

For more information about Dawn, visit:
www.nasa.gov/dawn

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA

+NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory 
+NASA's Marshall Center 
+DLR, German Aerospace Center 

#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Ceres #Dwarf #Planet #Dawn #Vesta
#Asteroid #Science #DLR #JPL #ASI #Discovery #Spacecraft
#Exploration #SolarSystem #Marshall
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The Western Alps, Europe | International Space Station
Samantha: "The Western Alps in their dazzling winter beauty."

Credit: ESA/NASA, ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of Italy
Image Date: February 20, 2015

+Samantha Cristoforetti 
+European Space Agency, ESA 

#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Earth #Alps #Italy #Switzerland #France #Germany #Austria #Europe #Spacecraft #BluePlanet #HelloEarth  #Astronaut #SamanthaCristoforetti #Flight #Engineer #Expedition42 #Futura42   #ASI #Italy #Europe #Photography #Art #Science
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"Can you spot the spacewalker?" | International Space Station
NASA astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this image on March 1, 2015 and asked this question: "Can you spot the space walker in this picture? He's very small compared to the enormous starboard truss of the #ISS". Terry is a flight engineer on the International Space Station.

Credit: NASA/JSC

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+terry virts 
 
#NASA #Space #ISS #Earth #Astronaut #TerryVirts #Spacewalk
#EVA #Selfie #Flight #Engineer #Astrophotography #Art #Science
#Expedition42 #JSC #UnitedStates #USA
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Caspian Sea | International Space Station
The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed inland body of water on Earth by area, variously classed as the world's largest lake or a full-fledged sea. It is bounded to the northeast by Kazakhstan, to the northwest by Russia, to the west by Azerbaijan, to the south by Iran, and to the southeast by Turkmenistan. The Caspian Sea lies to the east of the Caucasus Mountains and to the west of the vast steppe of Central Asia. Its northern part, the Caspian Depression, is one of the lowest points on earth. (Source: Wikipedia)

Image Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos
Release Date: February 26, 2014

#Roscosmos #Space #ISS #Earth #Caspian  #Sea #BlueDot #Россия #Cosmonaut #OlegArtemyev #Russia #Orbital
#Photography #Art #Science #Expedition40
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Sunrise | International Space Station

Image Credit: Cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev/Roscosmos
Release Date: February 26, 2014

#Roscosmos #Space #ISS #Earth #Sunrise #Clouds #Atmosphere #BlueDot #Россия #Cosmonaut #OlegArtemyev #Russia #Orbital
#Photography #Art #Science #Expedition40
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"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." 
 Carl Sagan (1934-1996)

"Knowledge is limited. Imagination circles the world."
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."
– Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world, indeed it is the only thing that ever has."
Margaret Mead (1901-1978) 
[Thanks to author Ann Lee for this one.] 

“Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.”
– Edwin Powell Hubble (courtesy of Lillian Ortiz)

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit” 
Stephen Hawking

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
– Leo Buscaglia (1924-1998)

"And film to me is a magical medium that makes you dream...allows you to dream in the dark. It's just a fantastic thing, to get lost inside the world of film."
– David Lynch (1946- )

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
– Douglas Adams (1952-2001) 

"Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged."

"Conventional opinion is the ruin of our souls."

"Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal."

"He is a letter to everyone. You open it. It says, Live!'"
– Mevlana Rumi (1207-1273) [Three quotes above]

“The final mystery is oneself.”
– Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
– Nelson Mandela (1918- )

"Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so."
– Doris Lessing (1919-?)

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
– Native American Proverb

"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew." 
 Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." 
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

"The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky,
The rhythm of the sea, speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars, the freshness of the morning, the dewdrop on the flower, speaks to me.
The strength of the fire, the taste of salmon, the trail of the sun, and the life that never goes away, they speak to me. And my heart soars."
– Chief Dan George (1899-1981)

Live Your Dreams! Seize the Day!
– Anonymous

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself--nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance."
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."
Aung San Suu Kyi, Freedom from Fear

"The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."
Nelson Mandela, Autobiography

"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek."
Joseph Campbell


Personal influences include:
Carl Sagan, Joseph Campbell, Gore Vidal, 
Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Thomas Friedman, Aung San Suu Kyi吴仪/Wu Yi,
Winston Churchill, Mahatma Ghandi, Elon Musk,
Ann Lee (NYU Prof/Author), Ennio Morricone, 
Al Gore, Leo Buscaglia, Bono, Hermann Scheer, 
Michael Moore, Marshall McLuhan, Noam Chomsky, 
Gwynne Dyer, Tony Benn, Bill Moyers, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marc Garneau, Chris Hadfield,
Annie Lennox, Martin Luther King, The Kennedys, 
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Chief Dan George, 
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, 张艺谋/Zhang Yimou, 陈凯歌/Chen Kaige, 王家卫/Wong Kar-wai, 李安/Ang Lee, 黒澤 明/Akira Kurosawa, 宮崎 駿/Hayao Miyazaki, Sergio Leone, David Lynch
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