Space Station Time-Lapse Gives New View Of Our 'Blue Dot'
Time-lapses captured by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst show storms, aurora and civilization on Earth as seen from the International Space Station.By Bram Sable-Smith | December 27, 2014
For the larger international space agencies, like NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency, manned spaceflights have been the pinnacle of achievement. (Video via NASA)
But a human spaceflight program isn't viable for the European Space Agency, which has a fraction of NASA's budget. As Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain explained to RT, what ESA does best is more terrestrially focused. (Video via European Space Agency)
"There are fields where we are certainly the leaders and this is particularly true for Earth observation."