NASA’s 5 Most Beautiful Space Photos
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has an incredible space flight record more than any other space agency in the world.
From successful manned space missions in 1969 to the moon, NASA is bringing extraterrestrials closer to humanity. Images from each NASA mission give every human feeling that ‘the sky is not the limit’. Below is a list of the top 5 of NASA’s coolest space photos.
5. Mars sunset
This spectacular view of a sunset on Mars was captured by NASA’s Spirit space rover. The space rover made successful missions to Mars between 2004 and 2010. In 2010, all communication with the Spirit rover was cut off.
‘Sunset on Mars’ is a picture of NASA’s Gusev Red Mars Probe. The panoramic camera photo set on the Spirit rover captured an amazing Martian sunset during the 489th Martian day. This kind of sunset and twilight images of Mars help scientists estimate the height of Earth’s dust.
4. The first image of Mars
NASA’s Viking I was the first spacecraft to reach the surface of Mars. Viking I reached the surface of Mars on July 20, 1976. The spacecraft also had the record of sending the first images of Mars to Earth shortly after it touched the surface of the red planet.
NASA’s Mars rover spacecraft has successfully completed six years on the planet. It was an opportunity to explore Mars for a long time. The main goal of the Viking I spacecraft was to capture high-resolution images of the surface of Mars and to understand the behavior of the planet’s atmosphere. This is a huge achievement today, as the NASA space agency captured the image of Mars 38 years ago.
3. Earth and Moon seen from Saturn
The view of the Earth from space is one of the most wonderful things a person can encounter in his lifetime. NASA’s Saturn mission spacecraft presented views of Earth and the Moon from Saturn. Cassini captures this color image of Earth and the Moon from near the planet Saturn, 900 million miles away. Within this stunning cosmic image, Earth and the Moon appear as tiny dots compared to the size of Saturn’s rings.
In this Cassini’s cosmic image, the Earth appeared dimly blue and white with moonlight. NASA has also created the opportunity for people on Earth to see Earth from space planetary distance for the first time in history.
2. Humanity is on the Moon
In the wake of President John F. Kennedy’s announcement in 1961, NASA successfully built a manned mission to the moon on July 20, 1969. Neil Armstrong was the first to reach the lunar surface in human history, and Buzz Aldrin followed him. This image shows Neil Armstrong working on the lunar module, one of NASA’s most ionic images.
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin both collected samples from the lunar surface. They also place the American flag on the lunar surface and sign the moon rock. Mike Collins stayed in orbit around the moon to photograph their mission. On July 24, 1969, three astronauts from NASA’s agency returned to Earth.
1. Earth Rise
Sunrise is a common sight on Earth, but Earthrise is a sight you may not see in your lifetime if not for this photo. Earthrise is the most popular photo from NASA’s Polo 8 mission, the first manned mission to the moon. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders photographed Earth from lunar orbit on Christmas evening on December 24, 1968 by astronauts on the Apollo 8 spacecraft.
This is the first image of Earth from deep space. Astronauts on NASA’s Apollo 8 mission also became the first humans to orbit the moon in history, making a historic live broadcast from lunar orbit on Christmas evening 1968.