Images December 21, 2016



Photograph by NASA
An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) used a 500mm lens to document what crews have termed one of the most spectacular features of the planet: the dunes of the Namib Sand Sea.


This Week in NASA History: First Crewed Saturn V Mission Launches — Dec. 21, 1968 This week in 1968, Apollo 8, the first crewed Saturn V launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on Dec. 21, 1968. Here, the S-IC stage is being erected for final assembly of the Saturn V launch vehicle in Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building.



Turtle cafe in the tourist camp Bayan zag. Gurvansaikhan national park, Gobi desert, Mongolia