Thomas Pesquet: Dangling My Feet in Space

Thomas Pesquet: Dangling My Feet in Space

This is what a spacewalk is: 400km of void under your feet.

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Mauna-Loa Volcano Viewed From Orbit

Mauna-Loa Volcano Viewed From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Have you ever looked straight into an active volcano... from space? This is what it looks like. The Mauna-Loa volcano of Hawaii has snow on top and distinct lava-flow patterns on its slopes.

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Lake Nasser And The Nile Seen From Orbit

Lake Nasser And The Nile Seen From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Lake Nasser and the Nile downstream of the Aswan dam (you have to zoom in on the picture to see it but it is visible!)

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Paris At Night From Orbit

Paris At Night From Orbit

Thomas Pesquet: Closing in on Paris, not zoomed in enough, but spreading from Orly to Roissy airports, the city of light is aptly named. Happy New Year!

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Orbital Perspective: Clouds Over The Sahara

Orbital Perspective: Clouds Over The Sahara

Thomas Pesquet: White cloud graffiti on an orange desert background, like bright street art on a grey wall.

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Torino, Milano and Lyon Seen From Orbit at Night

Torino, Milano and Lyon Seen From Orbit at Night

Thomas Pesquet: When the moon is up, its light reflects on the snow, and combines with city lights for the most beautiful night scenes I've seen so far. Torino, Milano and Lyon!

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Peggy Whitson Has Holiday Spirit As Earth Floats By

Peggy Whitson Has Holiday Spirit As Earth Floats By

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA sent holiday greetings and festive imagery from the Cupola on Dec. 18.

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson in the Festive Spirit

Astronaut Peggy Whitson in the Festive Spirit

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA sent holiday greetings and festive imagery from the Japanese Kibo laboratory module on Dec. 18.

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Looking Out Of Kibo's Airlock

Looking Out Of Kibo's Airlock

Thomas Pesquet: From inside the International Space Station looking out: the Kibo airlock. Like standing on the highest diving board looking at a swimming pool 400 km down ...

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Orbital View of Italy at Night

Orbital View of Italy at Night

Thomas Pesquet: Toujours aussi fan de l'Italie, sur Terre comme depuis l'espace

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