The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is commemorating Earth Day with a 'Green Carpet' campaign of press conferences, features on NASA TV, links and new photos of the earth taken from the latest shuttle missions.
NASA's mission has always been to explore, to discover and to understand the world in which we live from the unique vantage point of space, and to share our newly gained perspectives with the public.Their programming includes some of the most stunning images seen to date, including this view of Earth taken from the International Space Station:
There may be only one place in the universe which can be the subject of 300,000 and counting photos and still never get old. It is the same place that astronauts spend hours upon hours of their free time watching, for months, yet still can't get enough. It's not a distant galaxy, or a spectacular nebula. It's simply home -- our planet Earth.
Of all the things astronauts speak of after their flights, the view of Earth remains their most consistent, indescribable, awe-inspiring constant.
The NASA programming will continue throughout the day and, as ever, their archives are worthy of frequent and continued exploration, as the view they give of the Earth does make every day Earth Day.
LABELS: CLIMATE CHANGE, ENVIRONMENT, EARTH DAY, GLOBAL WARMING, NASA, SCIENCE