OnOrbit: April 2017

Thomas Pesquet: Can you spot the pyramids with a bit of zoom? You should spot Alexandria, Cairo and the Suez Canal

Thomas Pesquet: Is that shape distinctive enough? ;) Yes it is Dubai by night!

ESA astronaut Tim Peake posted this image on his Twitter account, @astro_timpeake, with the caption. "New pic from the archives - unusual to catch a mountain sunset from space. #ThrowbackThursday #Patagonia"

Thomas Pesquet: Watching the Soyuz fly around International Space Station and following the process of docking.

Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson works outside the International Space Station during her record-breaking eighth spacewalk.

Thomas Pesquet: It's not a star shower, but sure looks like it! Flying at 28000 km/h allows us to see the starry sky parading before our eyes like a mobile in a children's room... except life-size ;)

Thomas Pesquet: 56 years ago Gagarin was the first to go to space. since then, we've never stopped to explore! From Vostok to Progress to Soyuz to the International Space Station. 56 years of human spaceflight! Happy Yuri's Night everyone!

Thomas Pesquet: Another view of the Pyrenees: all the valleys are oriented from south to north... except one, it seems

Thomas Pesquet: I need more Cupola time! Here waiving to Oleg during robotics operations. We all love to hang out there once in a while (and it's European-built)!

Thomas Pesquet: This is what the ISS looks like at night... pink light for vegetable growth experiments, fluorescent stickers for egress path in an emergency, green LEDs for oh so many electronic systems