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"We catch a glimpse of a huge swirl of clouds out the window over the middle of the Pacific Ocean, or the boot of Italy jutting down into the Mediterranean, or the brilliant blue coral reefs of the Caribbean strutting their beauty before the stars. And...we experienced those uniquely human qualities: awe, curiosity, wonder, joy, amazement." (Russell L. Schweickart, Apollo Astronaut ("The Home Planet")






Photographing the Earth from the International Space Station

Missions used in the Database


Program Database
Mission ID
Film
Mission ID
GMT
Launch/Docking Date
GMT
Land/Undocking Date
Degrees
Inclination
Nautical Miles
Altitude
International Space StationISS040N/A05/13/2014TBD51.6
International Space StationISS039N/A03/11/201405/13/201451.6
International Space StationISS038N/A11/10/201303/11/201451.6
International Space StationISS037N/A09/10/201311/10/201351.6
International Space StationISS036N/A05/13/201309/10/201351.6
International Space StationISS035N/A03/15/201305/13/201351.6
International Space StationISS034N/A11/19/201203/15/201351.6
International Space StationISS033N/A09/16/201211/19/201251.6
International Space StationISS032N/A07/01/201209/16/201251.6
International Space StationISS031N/A04/27/201207/01/201251.6
International Space StationISS030N/A11/21/201104/27/201251.6
International Space StationISS029N/A09/16/201111/21/201151.6
Space ShuttleSTS13507/08/201107/21/2011
International Space StationISS028N/A05/23/201109/16/201151.6
Space ShuttleSTS13405/16/201106/01/2011
International Space StationISS027N/A03/16/201105/24/201151.6
Space ShuttleSTS13302/04/201103/09/2011
International Space StationISS026N/A11/25/201003/16/201151.6
International Space StationISS025N/A09/24/201011/25/201051.6
International Space StationISS024N/A06/02/201009/24/201051.6
Space ShuttleSTS132N/A05/14/201005/26/201051.6122
Space ShuttleSTS131N/A04/05/201004/20/201051.6122
International Space StationISS023N/A03/18/201006/02/201051.6
Space ShuttleSTS130N/A02/08/201002/21/201051.6122
International Space StationISS022N/A11/30/200903/18/201051.6
Space ShuttleSTS129N/A11/16/200911/27/200951.6122
International Space StationISS021N/A10/10/200912/01/200951.6
Space ShuttleSTS128N/A08/29/200909/11/200951.6122
Space ShuttleSTS127N/A07/15/200907/31/200951.6122
International Space StationISS020N/A05/29/200910/11/200951.6
Space ShuttleSTS125N/A05/11/200905/24/200928.5304
International Space StationISS019N/A03/28/200910/11/200951.6
Space ShuttleSTS11903/15/200903/28/2009
Space ShuttleSTS126N/A11/14/200811/30/200851.6122
International Space StationISS018N/A10/14/200804/08/200951.6
Space ShuttleSTS12405/31/200806/14/2008
International Space StationISS017N/A10/19/200810/24/200851.6
Space ShuttleSTS12303/11/200803/27/2008
Space ShuttleSTS12202/07/200802/20/2008
Space ShuttleSTS12010/23/200711/07/2007
International Space StationISS016N/A10/12/200710/19/200851.6
Space ShuttleSTS11808/08/200708/21/2007
Space ShuttleSTS11706/08/200706/22/2007
International Space StationISS015N/A04/09/200710/21/200751.6
Space ShuttleSTS11612/10/200612/22/2006
International Space StationISS014N/A09/20/200604/27/200751.6
Space ShuttleSTS11509/09/200609/21/2006
Space ShuttleSTS12107/04/200607/17/2006
International Space StationISS013N/A04/01/200609/28/200651.6
International Space StationISS012N/A10/03/200504/08/200651.6
Space ShuttleSTS11407/26/200508/09/2005
International Space StationISS011N/A04/17/200510/03/200551.6
International Space StationISS010N/A10/22/200404/17/200551.6
International Space StationISS009N/A04/26/200410/22/200451.6
International Space StationISS008N/A10/20/200304/26/200451.6
International Space StationISS007N/A04/28/200310/27/200351.6
Space ShuttleSTS107STS10701/16/200302/01/200339.0150
International Space StationISS006N/A11/25/200204/28/200351.6
Space ShuttleSTS113STS11311/24/200212/04/200251.61223
Space ShuttleSTS112STS11210/07/200210/18/200251.61223
International Space StationISS005ISS005 or ISS-05-9A06/07/200212/02/200251.6
Space ShuttleSTS111STS11106/05/200206/19/200251.61223
Space ShuttleSTS110STS11004/08/200204/19/200251.61223
Space ShuttleSTS109STS10903/01/200203/12/200228.53083
International Space StationISS004ISS004 or UF1 ISS 004 or UF1 ISS004 or ISS-04 8A12/10/200106/07/200251.6
Space ShuttleSTS108STS10812/05/200112/17/200151.61223
Space ShuttleSTS105STS10508/10/200108/22/200151.61223
International Space StationISS003TBD08/13/200112/10/200151.62101
Space ShuttleSTS104STS10407/12/200107/25/200151.61223
Space ShuttleSTS100STS10004/19/200105/01/200151.61733
International Space StationISS002ISS002 or ISS-02 or ISS-02-7A03/18/200108/13/200151.62061
Space ShuttleSTS102STS10203/08/200103/21/200151.61223
Space ShuttleSTS098STS9802/07/200102/20/200151.61733
Space ShuttleSTS097STS9712/01/200012/11/200051.61733
International Space StationISS001ISS01 or ISS00111/02/200003/17/200151.62001
Space ShuttleSTS092STS9210/11/200010/24/200051.61773
Space ShuttleSTS106STS10609/08/200009/20/200051.61733
Space ShuttleSTS101STS10105/19/200005/29/200051.61733
Space ShuttleSTS099STS9902/11/200002/22/200057.0126
Space ShuttleSTS103STS10312/20/199912/28/199928.45317
Space ShuttleSTS093STS9307/23/199907/27/199928.4153
Space ShuttleSTS096STS9605/27/199906/06/199951.61733
Space ShuttleSTS088STS8812/04/199812/15/199851.6173
Space ShuttleSTS095STS9510/29/199811/07/199828.0310
Space ShuttleSTS091STS9106/02/199806/12/199851.61961
Space ShuttleSTS090STS9004/17/199805/03/199839.0150
Shuttle/Mir space stationNASA7NASA701/22/199806/12/199851.6
Space ShuttleSTS089STS8901/22/199801/31/199851.61603
Space ShuttleSTS087STS8711/19/199712/05/199728.5150
Shuttle/Mir space stationNASA6NASA609/25/199701/31/199851.6
Space ShuttleSTS086STS8609/25/199710/06/199751.61603
Space ShuttleSTS085STS8508/07/199708/19/199757.0160
Space ShuttleSTS094STS9407/01/199707/17/199728.5160
Shuttle/Mir space stationNASA5NASA505/15/199710/05/199751.6
Space ShuttleSTS084STS8405/15/199705/24/199751.61603
Space ShuttleSTS083STS8304/04/199704/08/199728.5160
Shuttle/Mir space stationNM23NM2303/02/199705/24/199751.62091
Space ShuttleSTS082STS8202/11/199702/21/199728.5313
Space ShuttleSTS081STS8101/12/199701/22/199751.61603
Space ShuttleSTS080STS8011/19/199612/07/199628.5190
Space ShuttleSTS079STS7909/16/199609/26/199651.6170-213
Shuttle/Mir space stationNM22NM2208/19/199603/02/199751.62041
Space ShuttleSTS078STS7806/20/199607/07/199639.0150
Space ShuttleSTS077STS7705/19/199605/29/199639.0153
Space ShuttleSTS076STS7603/22/199603/31/199651.61603
Shuttle/Mir space stationNM21NM2102/23/199608/19/199651.62091
Space ShuttleSTS075STS7502/22/199603/09/199628.5160
Space ShuttleSTS072STS7201/11/199601/20/199628.5250
Space ShuttleSTS074STS7411/12/199511/20/199551.6213
Space ShuttleSTS073STS7310/20/199511/05/199539.0150
Space ShuttleSTS069STS6909/07/199509/18/199528.5165
Space ShuttleSTS070STS7007/13/199507/22/199528.5160
Space ShuttleSTS071STS7106/27/199507/07/199551.61703
Space ShuttleSTS067STS6703/02/199503/18/199528.5187
Space ShuttleSTS063STS6302/03/199502/11/199551.6213
Space ShuttleSTS066STS6611/03/199411/14/199457.0164
Space ShuttleSTS068STS6809/30/199410/11/199457.0120
Space ShuttleSTS064STS6409/09/199409/20/199457.0140
Space ShuttleSTS065STS6507/08/199407/23/199428.5160
Space ShuttleSTS059STS5904/09/199404/20/199457.0121
Space ShuttleSTS062STS6203/04/199403/18/199439.0163
Space ShuttleSTS060STS6002/03/199402/11/199457.0191
Space ShuttleSTS061STS6112/02/199312/13/199328.5321
Space ShuttleSTS058STS5810/18/199311/01/199339.0155
Space ShuttleSTS051STS5109/12/199309/22/199328.5160
Space ShuttleSTS057STS5706/21/199307/01/199328.5252
Space ShuttleSTS055STS5504/26/199305/06/199328.5163
Space ShuttleSTS056STS5604/08/199304/17/199357.0160
Space ShuttleSTS054STS5401/13/199301/19/199328.5165
Space ShuttleSTS053STS5312/02/199212/09/199257.0174
Space ShuttleSTS052STS5210/22/199211/01/199228.5163
Space ShuttleSTS047STS4709/12/199209/20/199257.0166
Space ShuttleSTS046STS4607/31/199208/08/199228.5230
Space ShuttleSTS050STS5006/25/199207/09/199228.5160
Space ShuttleSTS049STS4905/07/199205/16/199228.5195
Space ShuttleSTS045STS4503/24/199204/02/199257.0160
Space ShuttleSTS042STS4201/22/199201/30/199228.5163
Space ShuttleSTS044STS4411/24/199112/01/199128.5197
Space ShuttleSTS048STS4809/12/199109/18/199157.0313
Space ShuttleSTS043STS4308/02/199108/11/199128.5174
Space ShuttleSTS040STS4006/05/199106/14/199139.0157
Space ShuttleSTS039STS3904/28/199105/06/199157.0140
Space ShuttleSTS037STS3704/05/199104/11/199128.5248
Space ShuttleSTS035STS3512/02/199012/10/199028.5190
Space ShuttleSTS038STS3811/15/199011/20/199028.5142
Space ShuttleSTS041STS4110/06/199010/10/199028.5160
Space ShuttleSTS031STS3104/24/199004/29/199028.5330
Space ShuttleSTS036STS3602/28/199003/04/199062.0132
Space ShuttleSTS032STS3201/09/199001/20/199028.5178
Space ShuttleSTS033STS3311/23/198911/28/198928.6302
Space ShuttleSTS034STS3410/18/198910/23/198934.3185
Space ShuttleSTS028STS2808/08/198908/13/198957.2classified alt.
Space ShuttleSTS030STS3005/04/198905/08/198928.8184
Space ShuttleSTS029STS2903/13/198903/18/198928.0184
Space ShuttleSTS027STS2712/02/198812/06/198858.3classified alt.
Space ShuttleSTS026STS2609/29/198810/03/198828.5203
Space ShuttleSTS61C61-C01/12/198601/18/198628.5212
Space ShuttleSTS61B61-B11/26/198512/03/198528.5225
Space ShuttleSTS61A61-A10/30/198511/06/198557.0207
Space ShuttleSTS51J51-J10/03/198510/07/198528.5319
Space ShuttleSTS51I51I2708/27/198509/03/198528.5242
Space ShuttleSTS51F51F2407/29/198508/06/198550.0173
Space ShuttleSTS51G51G2506/17/198506/24/198528.5209
Space ShuttleSTS51B51B04/29/198505/06/198557.0222
Space ShuttleSTS51DS85 2304/12/198504/19/198528.5285
Space ShuttleSTS51C51C or S85 2001/24/198501/27/198528.5220
Space ShuttleSTS51AS85 1911/08/198411/16/198428.0185
Space ShuttleSTS41GS17 or S84 1710/05/198410/13/198457.0218
Space ShuttleSTS41DS84 1408/30/198409/05/198428.4184
Space ShuttleSTS41CS1304/06/198404/13/198428.5313
Space ShuttleSTS41B41B02/03/198402/11/198428.5189
Space ShuttleSTS009S0911/28/198312/08/198357.0155
Space ShuttleSTS008S0808/30/198309/05/198328.5191
Space ShuttleSTS007S0706/18/198306/24/198357.0160-170
Space ShuttleSTS006S604/04/198304/09/198328.5178
Space ShuttleSTS005STS-511/11/198211/16/198228.5184
Space ShuttleSTS004STS-406/27/198207/04/198238.0197
Space ShuttleSTS003STS-303/22/198203/30/198238.0147
Space ShuttleSTS002STS-211/12/198111/14/198138.0157
Space ShuttleSTS001STS-104/12/198104/14/198140.0166
Apollo-Soyuz Test ProjectASTAST07/15/197507/24/197551.8
SkylabSL4SL411/16/197302/08/197450.0234
SkylabSL3SL307/28/197309/25/197350.0234
SkylabSL2SL205/25/197306/22/197350.0234
ApolloAS17AS17212/07/197212/19/1972
ApolloAS16AS1604/16/197204/27/1972
ApolloAS15AS1507/26/197108/07/1971
ApolloAS14AS1401/31/197102/09/1971
ApolloAS13AS1304/11/197004/17/1970
ApolloAS12AS1211/14/196911/24/1969
ApolloAS11AS1107/16/196907/24/1969
ApolloAS10AS1005/18/196905/26/196999-103
ApolloAS09AS9203/03/196903/13/196933.5103-133
ApolloAS08AS812/21/196812/27/196897-103
ApolloAS07AS7210/11/196810/22/196831.6123-153
ApolloAS06AS604/04/196804/04/196832.6
ApolloAS04TBD11/09/196711/09/196732.6
GeminiGEM12GT-1211/11/196611/15/196628.78162.7
GeminiGEM11GT-1109/12/196609/15/196628.83739.2
GeminiGEM10GT-1006/18/196606/21/196628.85412.2
GeminiGEM09GT-906/03/196606/06/196628.86168
GeminiGEM08GT-803/16/196603/16/196628.91161.3
GeminiGEM06GT-612/15/196512/16/196528.89168.1
GeminiGEM07GT-712/04/196512/18/196528.89177.1
GeminiGEM05GT-508/21/196508/29/196532.61188.9
GeminiGEM04GT-406/03/196506/07/196532.5159.9
GeminiGEM03GT-303/23/196503/23/196533.0121
MercuryMER9MA-905/15/196305/16/1963TBD87-144
MercuryMER6MA-602/20/196202/20/196232.5487-141
MercuryMER3MR-305/05/196105/05/1961N/A101

1This is a calculated average using the nadir data for the photos.
2This links to a mission report, the photo data from which was incorporated into the database catalog and is therefore not in the mission report web page at this link.
3Spacecraft altititude for docking missions is taken from KSC and KSC lists an altitude that is lower than the docked altitude while the spacescraft was in a lower altitude in order to catch up to the docking target.

Click here for "JSC INTERNAL NOTE - A TABLE AND REFERENCE LIST DOCUMENTING OBSERVATIONS OF THE EARTH FROM MANNED EARTH ORBITAL AND SUBORBITAL SPACEFLIGHT MISSIONS INCLUDING THE UNMANNED APOLLO-SATURN 4 AND 6 MISSIONS (MERCURY PROGRAM THROUGH APOLLO-SOYUZ TEST PROJECT)"