View of Lightning Storms and Comet Lovejoy from the ISS – 2011

Below is archived information from 2011 about Comet Lovejoy and the International Space Station. It is conceivable that Comet ISON might produce a similar opportunity later this year for the current and upcoming ISS Expeditions and Crews. It may also be possible for NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity to capture a view of ISON from Mars later this year.

HOUSTON -- Former International Space Station Commander Dan Burbank captured spectacular imagery of Comet Lovejoy as seen from about 240 miles above the Earth's horizon on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011.

In 2011, Burbank described seeing Comet Lovejoy as "the most amazing thing I have ever seen in space," in an interview with WDIV-TV in Detroit. That night he captured hundreds of still images of the comet.

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More information from NASA: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/Comet_Lovejoy.html.

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