Space Station's EarthKAM Sees the Grand Canyon On April 3 2017 the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target -- the Grand Canyon -- from low Earth orbit. The camera has been aboard the orbiting outpost since the first space station expedition began in November 2000 and supports approximately four missions annually.

Space Station's EarthKAM Sees the Grand Canyon

Space Station's EarthKAM Sees the Grand Canyon On April 3 2017 the student-controlled EarthKAM camera aboard the International Space Station captured this photograph of a favorite target -- the Grand Canyon -- from low Earth orbit. The camera has been aboard the orbiting outpost since the first space station expedition began in November 2000 and supports approximately four missions annually.

Cress' Space Station. I don't think it would be this BIG, but the idea would be to have a long space station, vertically, so it would give it a "tower" impression from the fairy tail!

Cress' Space Station. I don't think it would be this BIG, but the idea would be to have a long space station, vertically, so it would give it a "tower" impression from the fairy tail!

First Commercial Space Station  If all goes as planned, the world’s first commercial space station should become a manufacturing hub within a few years of reaching orbit. Axiom Space plans to launch the first pieces of its station in 2020, on the eve of the retirement of the International Space Station (ISS). However, the company sees its space station as more than a manufacturing center, they believe that it will also serve as a research and tourism base.

First Commercial Space Station If all goes as planned, the world’s first commercial space station should become a manufacturing hub within a few years of reaching orbit. Axiom Space plans to launch the first pieces of its station in 2020, on the eve of the retirement of the International Space Station (ISS). However, the company sees its space station as more than a manufacturing center, they believe that it will also serve as a research and tourism base.

Florida at night photographed from low Earth orbit

Space Station's View of Florida at Night

Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photograph of Soviet space station Mir over New Zealand as Atlantis approached Mir prior to docking on March 23rd, 1996.

Astronauts aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis took this photograph of Soviet space station Mir over New Zealand as Atlantis approached Mir prior to docking on March 23rd, 1996.

NASA | International space station in orbit / photographed by approaching space shuttle /sadly now a historic image from the non austerity years of NASA's golden years

NASA | International space station in orbit / photographed by approaching space shuttle /sadly now a historic image from the non austerity years of NASA's golden years

Find out about NASA's ambitious space colony plans in this SPACE.com infographic.

INFOGRAPHIC: Nasa's 'Space Colony' Concepts Explored

Find out about NASA's ambitious space colony plans in this SPACE.com infographic.

International Space Station | An interactive tour of the ISS interior. | ESA

International Space Station | An interactive tour of the ISS interior. | ESA

ISS - circa June 2002

Watch Years Of Space Station Construction In Just A Few Seconds

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