The International Space Station Adds a Powerful New Camera to Study Earth’s Glow

The NIRAC camera uses the Earth’s natural airglow to capture stunning nighttime imagery.

NIRAC photo of South America at night.
Orange County, California as seen by the NIRAC camera on the International Space Station.

We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.

We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise.