NASA astronaut Jeff Williams, commander of Expedition 48, captured stunning images of America’s National Parks from space. Being on board the International Space Station gives Williams a unique vantage point of Earth from low orbit.
See the best photos on Space.com this week, including artist's illustrations of the newfound nearby exoplanet Proxima b, "Star Trek" actor George Takei on a zero-g flight and SpaceX putting its first-ever landed rocket on display.
A Delta IV rocket launched two satellites for the U.S. Air Force's Geosynchronous Space Situational Awareness Program (GSSAP) on Aug. 19, 2016. See photos of the launch mission, known as AFSPC-6, here.
The Perseid meteor shower of 2016 will peak overnight on Aug. 11 and 12, with potentially up to 200 meteors an hour visible for observers in the best dark viewing sites. Here's some history and guides on how to see the 2016 Perseids.