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Beijing Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: While we were spacewalking on Wednesday the population of humans in space grew by 43%. We are seven on the International Space Station, and China launched three astronauts into space: Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo. 👏 Welcome! :)

Earth from Space: Chongqing, China

Chongqing, the largest municipality in China, is featured in this Copernicus Sentinel-2 image.

Everyone always asks whether it's possible to see the Great Wall of China from space.

This time I am on the Space Station during Summer. It doesn't change anything for us up here (the temperature is kept at a stable and cozy 20 degrees), but for the photos we take of Earth it is very different!

Earth from Space: Laizhou Bay, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the sediment-stained waters in Laizhou Bay, located on the southern shores of the Bohai Sea, on the east coast of mainland China.

The cities of southeast China glitter brightly during an orbital night pass as the International Space Station soared 259 miles above the Asian continent. The brightest lights at right center represent the city of Shanghai on the coast of the East China Sea.

Earth from Space: Lake Tai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the Lake Tai, the third largest freshwater lake in China.

Earth from Space - Shanghai, China

The Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite takes us over Shanghai, China. One of the most populous cities in the world and home to over 24 million people, the city is visible in the lower right of the image just above the Yangtze River mouth.

Earth from Space: Beijing, China

Today, 16 February, upwards of 20% of the world's population will be celebrating Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival.

SpaceRef and NASAWatch editor Keith Cowing was interviewed live on China Global Television Network last night about the 5 year agreement that China and Russia have reached regarding various aspects of space exploration.

ESA astronauts Matthias Maurer and Samantha Cristoforetti joined 16 Chinese astronauts in August 2017 for nine days of sea survival training off China's coastal city of Yantai.

Thomas Pesquet: A colourful lake at high altitude in the remote eastern reaches of China

Sentinel-2A takes us over northwestern China near the border with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in this false-colour image.

Two Chinese astronauts, Chen Dong and Jing Haipeng, landed safely in north China's Inner Mongolia region on Friday after spending 30 days in the Tiangong-2 space laboratory.

Earth from Space: Shanghai

The Chinese city of Shanghai is pictured in this Sentinel-2A image from 16 December 2015. As well as the country's most populous city - with over 24 million people - this global financial centre is also the site of the world's busiest container ports owing to its strategic location on the Yangtze River Delta.

Earth from Space: Poyang Lake, China

Southern China's Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in the country. Located in Jiangxi province, this lake is an important habitat for migrating Siberian cranes, many of which spend the winter there.

In 2013, Chang'e-3, an unmanned lunar mission, touched down on the northern part of the Imbrium basin, one of the most prominent of the lava-filled impact basins visible from Earth.

Earth from Space: Qingdao, China

This impressive false-colour image features the city of Qingdao and its surroundings, in China's eastern Shandong province.

Orbital View of Numerous Fires in China

In China, there is a peak in fire activity in October after the maize harvest, although most of the fire activity occurs in June after the wheat harvest.

Earth From Space: Tianjin, China

The Chinese city of Tianjin is captured in this Sentinel-1A radar image created by combining three scans over several months.

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