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OnOrbit: August 2019



Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Christina Koch of NASA looks through the station's "window to the world," the seven-windowed cupola. Koch was photographing landmarks as the orbiting lab flew 259 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.


A full Moon is pictured from the International Space Station as the orbiting complex flew 270 miles above the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of South America.


The Milky Way lights up an orbital night pass as the International Space Station orbited 257 miles above the Coral Sea in between Australia and Papua New Guinea. The atmospheric glow highlights Earth's limb below.


The SpaceX Dragon space freighter approaches the International Space Station as the Canadarm2 robotic arm is poised to reach out and grapple the commercial resupply ship.