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Date: 10/04/07 02:05 AM

73 Responses to Photos of Earth From Space Shuttle

  1. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    October 3, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    Link: Photos of Earth From Space Shuttle - Sometimes I forget how awesome it would be to be an astronaut.
  2. Profile photo of clubp
    clubp Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2007 at 2:11 am
    Show this to the people who think the world is flat!
  3. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:12 am
    Nice quality, and the space shuttle is not as sleek as I thought.
  4. Profile photo of Tjames
    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:13 am
    Nobody things the world is flat clubp.
  5. Profile photo of GothicQueen
    GothicQueen Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2007 at 2:13 am
    ^^yes they do. there was a post on IAB of a sect that still believes the world is flat
  6. Profile photo of Bekll
    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:16 am
    I think it`s worth it to go through all the many, many hours of training and education to be an astronaut to get the chance at floating in space while looking down at Earth.
  7. Profile photo of steerpike_
    steerpike_ Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 2:19 am
    gorgeous. :]
  8. Profile photo of Tjames
    Tjames Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Dont be so naive Gothicqueen. I guess you are like so many others to immediately believe everything you see and hear.

    The tv show is out to make money.

  9. Profile photo of banana_benda
    banana_benda Male 40-49
    144 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:21 am
    Whether the world is flat or round these are still amazing photos.
  10. Profile photo of dellara
    dellara Female 13-17
    148 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:22 am
    I would LOVE to be an astronaut. Like LOVE. But I doubt it`ll ever happen.
  11. Profile photo of cookie11111
    cookie11111 Male 13-17
    184 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:23 am
    drat that`s amazing!
  12. Profile photo of __Tigger__
    __Tigger__ Male 30-39
    108 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 2:59 am
    Spectacular! Horray for science :-)
  13. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 3:29 am
    While browsing The Flat Earth Society`s forums, it is pretty tough to tell if they`re being serious or not. Obviously any sensible person would just think it`s a joke, but then again there are a LOT of crazies out there.

    ANYway, these photos are very frikkin` cool.

  14. Profile photo of AmyNicoleduh
    AmyNicoleduh Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 3:41 am
  15. Profile photo of NZ_Life
    NZ_Life Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 5:18 am
    It looks so awesome, also not a bad shot of the top of the South Island of New Zealand ( I would know, I live there)
  16. Profile photo of Declan191919
    Declan191919 Male 13-17
    1275 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 5:43 am
    Imagine being so high you can see a whole country
  17. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 6:27 am
    thats SWEET.
  18. Profile photo of Fat_Rich
    Fat_Rich Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 6:37 am
    The clarity of those images is incredible. You could almost forget they`re taken in the great vacuum!
  19. Profile photo of Hellven
    Hellven Female 18-29
    302 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:03 am
    Wow, that`s so cool. :0
    I wanna go. D:
  20. Profile photo of ruffnerr
    ruffnerr Male 30-39
    74 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:37 am
    The second picture down is from last year`s Discovery mission, and some pictures are with Endeavour, so I don`t believe the caption at top of the page, the images are most likely just stolen from teh internets.
  21. Profile photo of redawn
    redawn Female 50-59
    32 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:45 am
    amazing clarity. . .I know for myself when photo graphing things. . .to keep the fore ground focused. . .the background becomes less so. . .both the shuttle/astronauts and the earth/clouds are crisp and clear. . .pretty amazing camera work. . .or photo shop.

    Plus hate to be all "conspiracy" (no I don`t <g>) but where are the stars in the black sky. . .no atmosphere to block the light and with the amazing picture quality. . .this is one detail I would like to have seen.

  22. Profile photo of BubbaLuvSpon
    BubbaLuvSpon Male 30-39
    159 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 9:06 am
    Amazingly beautiful! It does almost appear to be photoshopped just by the grandness (is that a word?) of it all. Totally jealous!
  23. Profile photo of norwish
    norwish Female 18-29
    432 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 9:28 am
    Yay for the CanadArm... Our only success... xD

    Nice pictures. I used to want to be an astronaut, until I realized I was afraid of flying, and not quite smart enough...

  24. Profile photo of llefflar
    llefflar Female 18-29
    43 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 9:38 am

    The reason you can`t see the stars is the same reason you can`t see them from the earth (in photos). Though it does "filter" it a bit, the atmosphere isn`t "blocking the light" as much as it distorts it (twinkle effect). The reason they aren`t visible has to do with the amount of light in the foreground. Sort of like the dark shadows created in photos taken with a flash. See those visors on the space suites? With no "filter" of the atmosphere, "space" can be very bright (or dark). Think about walking outside in full sun from a dark room. The camera is having to adjust for the relative brightness. ((Without going into exposure, aperture(sp?), etc.))

  25. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 9:42 am
    I found Waldo on photos 9 and 10.
  26. Profile photo of candor88
    candor88 Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2007 at 10:37 am
    Fricken awesome.

    I was gonna go to the Air Force Academy to major in aerospace engineering, but then I slacked off too much....

  27. Profile photo of -Thrive-
    -Thrive- Male 13-17
    6 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 10:55 am
    I don thtink i would want to be an astronaught duno why .

    And that earth is flat forum thing is full of lunatics who talk about how satelites are brainwashing us and alien sightings .

    while i have no major convictions ufos dont exist blah blah blah . they are still all idiots

  28. Profile photo of Gunit1
    Gunit1 Female 13-17
    851 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 11:01 am
  29. Profile photo of bigfatpig
    bigfatpig Male 18-29
    352 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 11:09 am
    Candor88, Is that Ronald McDonald in that picture with you?
  30. Profile photo of currybandit
    currybandit Male 18-29
    208 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 12:08 pm
  31. Profile photo of animefreak88
    animefreak88 Female 13-17
    319 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 12:18 pm
    Aww man. This makes me even more afraid of heights :-(
  32. Profile photo of Qhoss
    Qhoss Male 13-17
    247 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 12:52 pm
    I don`t know what is cooler: floating above Earth or seeing Earth from the surface of the Moon?

    Either way, I want to go into space before I die.

  33. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    wtf? half of them look shopped, but they look cool.
  34. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    that would be awesome to go up in space
    but i don`t think i would ever want to
    i think it`d scare the poo out of me with the whole weightlessness and no up or down in space thingy

    oh no! there`s the earth, i`m gonna falllll!!!!!!
    *burns up in atmosphere*

  35. Profile photo of Eichenkatze
    Eichenkatze Male 18-29
    780 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:01 pm
    Actually the world is flat, but not geographically. Socially it is. But thats a story for a rainy day.
    -While this is all well and neat, i get the NASA channel so i seem to have grown very exposed to these shots.. only.. in motion! good stuff though, its a shame that you can`t see the stars because of the over-exposure from the low-grade cameras.
  36. Profile photo of DudeGuy
    DudeGuy Male 13-17
    211 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    wow. It`s absolutely breathtaking, just beautiful.
  37. Profile photo of ToxicPunk
    ToxicPunk Male 13-17
    320 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    theyre way kool!! some of them confuse me
  38. Profile photo of mluther
    mluther Male 13-17
    1023 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    holy spam thats cool.
  39. Profile photo of AndrewST
    AndrewST Male 18-29
    181 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 3:39 pm
    I don`t want to be the one to call out photochop but look at the 3rd photo down. It looks like a picture of a model....nothing about it looks real.

    The others look awesome though.

  40. Profile photo of WMDs-R-Bad
    WMDs-R-Bad Male 13-17
    46 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 4:57 pm

    Your link made me gag. these people believe that Austria is a hole in the ground, the Earth flies upward at the speed of light. They believe there is an ice wall and that Nasa is a myth. Really.

    (although, they would make a better U.S. president than Bush. Just kidding. Then there would be a war on Nasa.

  41. Profile photo of Akurei-Inu
    Akurei-Inu Female 13-17
    91 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    The pictures are really cool. I Would never be an astronut. I mean looking at the stars and earth would be cool but i am really afried of hights and i hate flying. :o
  42. Profile photo of magic_number
    magic_number Female 13-17
    585 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 5:00 pm
    The 4th and last pictures were out of this world, no pun intended.
  43. Profile photo of Fittomeister
    Fittomeister Male 13-17
    69 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 5:05 pm
    5s that last one a hurricane?
  44. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    Good quality photos.

    And uhh CANADARM! yea represent!

  45. Profile photo of FloridaSnow
    FloridaSnow Male 18-29
    416 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 6:46 pm
    This looks shopped. I can tell from some of the pixels and from seeing quite a few shops in my time.
  46. Profile photo of uuaschbaer
    uuaschbaer Male 13-17
    197 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 6:55 pm
    Wow, it looks so surreal! (Maybe light looks different without an atmosphere.)
  47. Profile photo of NumbuhZero
    NumbuhZero Female 18-29
    878 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    Yeah, I wouldn`t feel safe doing that. Not one little bit.
  48. Profile photo of ZoKtorR
    ZoKtorR Male 18-29
    177 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:25 pm
    Spot the dirty word in picture number 7!
  49. Profile photo of Cmstamega
    Cmstamega Male 13-17
    130 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:52 pm
    If i was there i would be scared becuase i am so used to gravity. I would be clinging on to anything i could find.
  50. Profile photo of peek_a_boo
    peek_a_boo Female 13-17
    24 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 7:59 pm
    The pictures are both beautiful and spectacular. The Earth is so pretty.
  51. Profile photo of CaptainPat
    CaptainPat Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 8:24 pm
    Wow, not only are those amazing pictures, but the quality is like nothing i`ve ever seen. That must have been a damn expensive camera. I so wanna go to space!
  52. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1705 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    yeah the shuttle didn`t look as "sparkly" as i thought.
    anywho, spot the UFO`s?
  53. Profile photo of nicole_xo
    nicole_xo Female 13-17
    2552 posts
    October 4, 2007 at 10:25 pm
    No borders, no cries, just Earth and Space.
    I want to go up there one day.
  54. Profile photo of aToMiC_dOg18
    aToMiC_dOg18 Female 13-17
    208 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:47 am
    I`d pee my spacesuit... and then I`d enjoy the view ><
  55. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:56 am
    Looking at these pictures brings "I`ve been working on the railroad" to my mind for some reason.
  56. Profile photo of appjoe
    appjoe Male 30-39
    56 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 1:47 am
    great photos of my beloved canterbury!!!!!!!!
  57. Profile photo of Axium
    Axium Male 18-29
    296 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 12:38 pm
    anyone notice how "canada" is in almost every frame?
  58. Profile photo of cookii
    cookii Female 18-29
    1299 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 1:45 pm
    wow, breathtaking
  59. Profile photo of Big_Gay_Nob
    Big_Gay_Nob Male 50-59
    678 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 2:38 pm
    meh... shot in a hanger in Nevada like all the rest


  60. Profile photo of TeHrussian
    TeHrussian Male 18-29
    490 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 4:58 pm
    space is a propaganda concoted by the government to take our minds off the inevitable extinction we`re facing!
    crazy theories -1; sane thories - 9 billion!
  61. Profile photo of crump199
    crump199 Male 18-29
    139 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:20 pm
    i wouldn`t mind going up in space
    but never... ever... in a million years would i leave the ship
    go outside? none for me thanks
  62. Profile photo of LoonLeader
    LoonLeader Female 13-17
    106 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:46 pm
    What is the last photo of?
  63. Profile photo of eN_Que
    eN_Que Male 30-39
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    October 5, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    I see that NASA have "Airbrushed" the stars out again, looks like the original pictures captured things they didn`t want us to see.
  64. Profile photo of icelover
    icelover Female 13-17
    215 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 5:49 pm
    all. i. have. to .say. is. WOW. AMAZING.
  65. Profile photo of shazam1974
    shazam1974 Female 18-29
    68 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:35 pm
    Oh good god. These photos arent photoshopped or airbrushed... I have been interested in cosmic photography since i was 12 and i would LOVE it if you people would go outside with your cameras and take a pic of the night sky... tell me what you see.
  66. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 8:45 pm
    oly` geebers
  67. Profile photo of Satyriasis
    Satyriasis Female 13-17
    22 posts
    October 5, 2007 at 10:23 pm
    how wicked is that
  68. Profile photo of X-Potatoe
    X-Potatoe Male 13-17
    376 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:18 pm
    drating colorblindness...

    I feel better now=)
    drat I wish I could go up there :`(

  69. Profile photo of dont_care
    dont_care Female 13-17
    3 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    i wanna go to space |-(
  70. Profile photo of denea
    denea Female 13-17
    224 posts
    October 6, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    who cares
    i can just look at a globe
    whoop de doo
  71. Profile photo of AlfishKK
    AlfishKK Female 18-29
    782 posts
    October 7, 2007 at 3:33 am
    Amazing! Completely breathtaking photos... earth is so beautiful.
  72. Profile photo of shiggin
    shiggin Female 13-17
    1470 posts
    October 8, 2007 at 7:03 pm
    I would crap myself if the person let go
  73. Profile photo of BreakBeauty
    BreakBeauty Female 13-17
    39 posts
    October 12, 2007 at 7:21 pm
    thats is amazing. those pictures were! lol. its was soo amazing.

    kinda makes you re-think the whole..engery conserve thing. to save the beautiful earth.

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