A member of Expedition 28’s crew on the International Space Station took this photo of Atlantis reentering yesterday morning. Check out the bright plasma trail against the Earth’s atmosphere as the orbiter reenters. Photo credit: NASA/Johnson Space Center.


Emily Carney is a writer, space enthusiast, and creator of the This Space Available space blog, published since 2010. In January 2019, Emily’s This Space Available blog was incorporated into the National Space Society’s blog. The content of Emily’s blog can be accessed via the This Space Available blog category.

Note: The views expressed in This Space Available are those of the author and should not be considered as representing the positions or views of the National Space Society.

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