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Unknown Object Photographed from ISS

By November 20, 2012

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There have always been a lot of photographs of various objects in outer space snapped by astronauts that some people think are UFOs. Almost all of them are eventually adequately explained by NASA or other interested parties.

Then again, some of them seem to slip through the cracks, and defy explanation. A poster on youtube has found one that I think you will find of interest. It was taken from the International Space Station.

Check out UFO Photographed from Space Station, and let us know what you think.


November 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm
(1) gary says:

follow up on this if you can and don’t let them tell you it’s swamp gas ok.

November 21, 2012 at 3:51 am
(2) Alan says:

The photo was taken by the crew of the Space Shuttle Discovery during mission STS-103 (1927 Dec. 1999). The primary objective of the mission was the Hubble Servicing Mission 3A. The big thing on the left in the image with the solar panels and antenna is the Hubble Space Telescope (HST). The International Space Station and the HST have never rendezvoused in orbit.

November 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm
(3) Sulu says:

It kind of looks like the Starship Enterprise either powering up for warp drive or just coming out of warp drive.

November 26, 2012 at 2:57 pm
(4) Alan says:

The Space Shuttle photograph (mission: STS-103, roll: 734, frame: 59) was taken with a Hasselblad film camera loaded with Kodak Elite 100S color slide film. Time and place: 25 Dec. 1999 at 21:40:13 GMT about 3,000 km ESE of the Island of Hawaiʻi (nadir point latitude: 11.5, longitude: -128.5) at an altitude of about 318 nautical miles.

This photograph and others taken on this roll can be examined at various resolutions at The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth website (http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/):

Frame 57: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS103&roll=734&frame=57

Frame 58: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS103&roll=734&frame=58

Frame 59: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS103&roll=734&frame=59

Frame 60: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS103&roll=734&frame=60

Frame 61: http://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/scripts/sseop/photo.pl?mission=STS103&roll=734&frame=61

And so on…

My explanation: Lens flares and reflections of lights off the Space Shuttle’s observation window from the control panels behind the photographer. Or…Captain Sulu’s old command, the USS Excelsior. Take your pick.

Definitely not swamp gas.

November 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm
(5) Jim says:

“almost all of them are eventually adequately explained by NASA ” , yeah right then , Nasa is known for lieing to the pubic about anything & everything they find . They probably called the ufos in orbit swampgas or the like. NASA= Never A Straight Answer

November 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm
(6) Wink says:

Most interesting! I suppose NASA will try to tell us it’s nothing more than reflections from a discarded Coke can, or some such idiotic explanation. It long past the time when our government should level with the American and global public. But what a great photo!

November 27, 2012 at 12:20 am
(7) john says:

The closer they zoom in on it the more real it becomes! Kinda hard for NASA to say it’s a weather balloon or a flock of birds out in space. About as good a shot out there as can be expected!

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