Earth From Space
It is truly moving to look at Earth from space. And when we do – we also have the privilege of sharing this orbital perspective with people back on our planet. We are all riding through the universe together on this spaceship we call Earth, we are all interconnected, we are all in this together. We are all family.
Time Lapse From Space. The Journey Home.
Producing time-lapse video onboard the International Space Station while orbiting 250 miles above the Earth at 17,500 miles per hour helps people follow along on our missions, not as spectators, but as fellow crewmembers. — Ron Garan, NASA Astronaut, Expedition 27 & 28
For the whole story: fragileoasis.org
Photography from the International Space Station:
Expedition 28 Crew
Editing in Space: Ron Garan
Editing on Earth: Chris Getteau, Todd Sampsel, Dylan Mathis
1:06 Europe to the Indian Ocean
1:35 United States of America
2:01 Aurora Australis over Madagascar
2:26 Central Africa to Russia
2:44 Europe to the Middle East
3:00 Hurricane Katia
3:10 New Zealand to the Pacific Ocean
3:38 Northwest U.S. to South America
4:10 Aurora over Australia
4:34 North America to South America
5:05 Mexico to the Great Lakes
5:16 Hurricane Irene
5:22 California to Hudson Bay
5:38 Tanzania to Southern Ocean
6:00 Central Africa to the Middle East
6:15 Chile to Brazil
6:25 Africa to the Mediterranean Sea
6:37 Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan
With sincere thanks:
Written by Peter Gabriel
Performed by Peter Gabriel (feat: Melanie Gabriel)
(P) 2011 Peter Gabriel Ltd
Published by Real World Music Ltd.
Courtesy of petergabriel.com
“Down To Earth”
Performed by Peter Gabriel
Music by Peter Gabriel & Thomas Newman / Lyrics by Peter Gabriel
Published by: Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)/Pixar Music (BMI)
L.A. sessions Produced by Thomas Newman
Produced by Peter Gabriel
Recorded by Richard Chappell
Mixed by Tchad Blake
(P) 2008 Walt Disney Records/Pixar
Earth Illuminated: ISS Time-lapse Photography
From high above the Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) provides a unique vantage point to view our home planet. Stunning time-lapse photography of cities, aurora, lightning and other sights are seen from orbit. Famed astronomer Galileo imagined these views from space and now through the technological marvel of the space station, we can see them for ourselves. For more time-lapse imagery, visit the NASA website: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/
From here, NASA invites you to download videos or stills to enjoy or perhaps even create an ISS time-lapse video production of your own.
OVERVIEW – An Orbital Perspective from Space
Check out the trailer for our feature film CONTINUUM: https://vimeo.com/60234866
If you’d like more information about CONTINUUM and how you can support & even pre-order the film, check out: http://www.continuumthemovie.com.
On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.
• EDGAR MITCHELL – Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
• RON GARAN – ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
• NICOLE STOTT – Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
• JEFF HOFFMAN – Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
• SHANE KIMBROUGH – Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
• FRANK WHITE – space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
• DAVID LOY- philosopher and author
• DAVID BEAVER – philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute
Producer: STEVE KENNEDY
Director: GUY REID
Editor: STEVE KENNEDY
Director of Photography: CHRISTOPHER FERSTAD
Original Score: HUMAN SUITS
Dubbing Mixer: PATCH MORRISON
Filmed with Canon 5D Mk ii.
Additional footage from NASA / ESA archives
Duration: 19 minutes
Planetary Collective: http://www.planetarycollective.com/
Overview Microsite: http://www.overviewthemovie.com/
Human Suits (original score): http://www.humansuits.com/
For more information:
The Overview Institute: http://www.overviewinstitute.org/
Fragile Oasis: http://www.fragileoasis.org/
What Kind of World Do You Want?
Although STS-135 is the final space shuttle mission, the International Space Station will continue an uninterrupted human presence in space. This music video featuring the space station and its crews is set to the song “World” by recording artists Five for Fighting.
Float by Peter Frampton with photos from space
Peter Frampton rocks a gig at the House of Blues in Houston, TX. Peter and the band play “Float” with beautiful pictures of our planet that were tweeted from space by Ron Garan rolling by behind the band.
Soyuz TMA-21 Preflight Speech
The Key is We: Expedition 27/28 demonstrate the power of international collaboration as they prepare to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. 2 Russians and 1 American prepare to launch on the 50th anniversary of the first human space flight from the same launch pad that Yuri Gagarin launched from on that historic day.
Whacky Air & Space Stuff
Dinosaurs are extinct today because they didn’t have a space program.
During mission off-duty time, we liked to have some fun.