"Winter landscapes are also magical from the International Space Station," French astronaut Thomas Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo of the Dnieper River on social media. Pesquet took the photo as the space station flew over Russia on Feb. 9.
Launchpad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida sent the first astronauts to the moon, supported dozens of space shuttle missions, and now serves as a commercial launch site. Here are some of the most extraordinary photos from Pad 39A.
On Feb. 10-11, 2017, the Full Snow Moon passed through Earth's shadow in a penumbrual lunar eclipse while the Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusáková made its closest approach. See photos of the awesome event here.