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OnOrbit: December 2019



The SpaceX Dragon resupply ship approaches the International Space Station as both spacecraft orbited 257 miles above the Sahara.


The Kabkabiya District in western Sudan near the border of Chad is pictured as the International Space Station orbited 260 miles above the African continent.


The brightly lit capital city of Bucharest, Romania with a population of almost 1.9 million, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the eastern European nation.


ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano, attached to the Canadarm2 robotic arm, carries the new thermal pump system that was installed on the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).