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OnOrbit: January 2017



Thomas Pesquet: So cool to watch these micro satellites fly in formation above Earth on Tuesday. Peggy took fantastic shots, and Shane some great videos.


Thomas PesquetL Europe's roof - Mont Blanc! I was lucky enough to climb it one summer in the best company.


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


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.


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!)


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!