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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

Search by Mission-Roll-Frame Number

Access to all photographs since 1961, search by official NASA photo number
Mission(s):

make multiple choices using control-click or command-click
Roll: Frame 1:
Frame 2:
(optional) Use E for electronic cameras.
(optional) For a single frame, enter just one field or enter the same value in both. For a range of frames, enter values in both.
OR
(If anything is entered here, then this search will be used rather than the one to the left.)

Provide photo IDs of the form mission-roll-frame separated by line breaks and/or spaces, no more than 100. You can use the asterisk (*) character for the mission, roll or frame as a wildcard. The asterisk works only for the entire ID component, for example MER3-*-* is valid but MER3-*-1* is not.
Only list rolls and frames for the selected mission(s) from the FRAMES (cataloged), IMAGES (has a digital image available in this database) and CAPTIONS tables.
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All photographs that have been cataloged
All digital images including those that have not yet been cataloged  
Only digital images that have not yet been cataloged  
Only mystery images that the catalogers could not locate  
All captions including those for frames that have not yet been cataloged  
Only photographs that have been cataloged and have no online digital images
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Catalog Data FILMMS GEON FEAT EXPO LAT LON TILT CLDP PDATE PTIME FCLT STEO DIR NLAT NLON ELEV AZI ALT ORB ONC JNC IMAGE (count) CAPTION (flag) CAMERA FILM

Digital Image Data FILENAME VERSION WIDTH HEIGHT ANNOTATED CROPPED DIRECTORY PURPOSE
COMMENTS FILESIZE

Caption Data CAPTION

Nadir Data (useful for uncataloged photographs) NADIR PDATE NADIR PTIME NADIR LAT NADIR LON NADIR ALT NADIR ORB NADIR AZI
NADIR ELEV

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Non-database Data
Include camera file data (date, time, lens and camera) Flag records with a sound file

Sort (These sorts only apply if the above checkbox for including camera file data is checked. If not, then results are sorted by Mission, Roll then Frame from the database results.)
Mission, Roll, Frame Camera, Date from Camera File, Time from Camera File Date from Camera File, Time from Camera File

What
Return Found Records Return Only a Count of the Records (The count returned is based on all records without the SQL DISTINCT filter applied, which filter is used when using the other option "Return Found Records". This means that the total records returned with the "Return Found Records" option will likely be less than the records counted using this option. The number of records returned with the other option and the count returned with this option will be the same if the fields selected using the other option cause all the records for the mission-roll-frame selections to be shown.)

Output Paging
Page the output. If this is not checked, then the output is all shown on the same page.

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