The Eagle Has Risen: Stellar Spire in the Eagle Nebula. A billowing tower of gas and dust rises from the stellar nursery known as the Eagle Nebula. This small piece of the Eagle Nebula is 57 trillion miles long trillion km).
night lights of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain, Portugal), and some of the North African coast (Morocco, Algeria). You can clearly see the bright lights of Lisbon and Madrid. (This is the kind of photo that Chris Cassidy took from the ISS’s Cupola).
Space Shuttle Discovery moves atop the crawler transporter onto launch complex at Kennedy Space Center January 2009 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Discovery is scheduled to launch on a mission to the International Space Station in February.