Astronauts at the International Space Station capture stunning images of our planet in early 2020 and send motivating messages early this year.
As the International Space Station approached the Caspian Sea, some 420 kilometers above sea level, a NASA astronaut took a stunning photo of Earth's bright, green atmosphere.
Every big dream starts with a dreamer. Always remember: You carry within you the strength, patience and passion to reach the stars and change the world. Bright lights of Earth seen from Space Station.
Another striking photo depicts the full moon rising over Hudson Bay in northern Canada. The bay is mostly frozen, and the image reveals the darkness of the region during winter, when it receives only six hours of sunlight a day in December.
Frozen moonrise. This otherworldly image taken by Space Station astronauts shows Hudson Bay in Canada, where the frozen coast and snowy landscapes reveal themselves through a thin layer of clouds.
The International Space Station orbits about 350 kilometers from the earth's surface and completes a loop around the Earth every 92 minutes, according to data from the US space agency NASA.
The station travels at a blistering speed of 27,000 kilometers per hour, allowing the crew to see the sunrise 15 to 16 times a day.