An Orbital Sunrise Witnessed By Humans Above The Pacific Ocean

An Orbital Sunrise Witnessed By Humans Above The Pacific Ocean

This view from one of seven windows on the cupola shows an orbital sunrise as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean.

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Mauna Loa Seen From Space

Mauna Loa Seen From Space

Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, on the island of Hawaii is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean

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New York City At Night As Seen From Orbit

New York City At Night As Seen From Orbit

This night time photograph of New York City, and the surrounding New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above Pennsylvania.

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Paris At Night From Orbit

Paris At Night From Orbit

Paris, France, the "City of Light," with the Seine River flowing through the middle, is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 263 miles above.

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Flying Toward An Orbital Sunrise

Flying Toward An Orbital Sunrise

The International Space Station flies 262 miles above the Atlantic Ocean into an orbital sunrise with portions of the JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency) Kibo laboratory module in the foreground. The two main Kibo components pictured are the Japanese robotic arm and the Japanese Logistics module.

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Checking In On The Next Crop Of Space Radishes

Checking In On The Next Crop Of Space Radishes

NASA astronaut and Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Michael Hopkins checks on radish plants growing for the Plant Habitat-02 experiment that seeks to optimize plant growth in the unique environment of space and evaluate nutrition and taste of the plants.

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Christchurch, New Zealand As Seen From Space

Christchurch, New Zealand As Seen From Space

Christchurch, New Zealand (far right), Lake Ellesmere and Pigeon Bay are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited above the Tasman Sea just south of the island nation.

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The Pacific Ocean South Of Hawaii As Seen From Orbit

The Pacific Ocean South Of Hawaii As Seen From Orbit

Cloudy seas are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above the Pacific Ocean about 1,100 miles due south of the Hawaiian island chain.

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Snow-covered Mountains Along The Kazakhstan-China Border

Snow-covered Mountains Along The Kazakhstan-China Border

Snow-covered mountains along the Kazakhstan-China border, including Sayram Lake at top, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the Asian nations.

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The Swiss Alps Seen From Orbit

The Swiss Alps Seen From Orbit

The Alps in Switzerland are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the European nation.

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