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OnOrbit: January 2018



The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, from Alexandria, Va.


On this day in 1986 I was sitting at my desk as a grad student in the Biology Department at Central Connecticut State University. Everyone knew of my interest in space.


@elonmusk "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam. Launching in a week or so."


Composite image of tropical cyclone Berguitta in the Indian Ocean, East of Madagascar, from 09:00 UTC on Tuesday, 16 January 2018.


This photograph taken by Expedition 54 crew members aboard the International Space Station reveals striking climate differences of Nepal and the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest (left) and the Tibetan highlands of western China (right).


ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst floats inside the International Space Station's European Columbus laboratory. The image was taken during his first flight in 2014.