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OnOrbit: September 2020



The Soyuz MS-16 crew ship is pictured docked to the International Space Station's Poisk module.


Painting of the U.S. flag continues on the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) at NASAĆ¢s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Sept. 17, 2020.


This oblique view of Houston, Texas, was taken from the International Space Station as it orbited above northern Louisiana.


The city of Dar Es Salaam, a major commercial port on the Indian Ocean coast of Tanzania, is pictured during an orbital night period as the International Space Station soared above the eastern coast of Africa.


Inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building high bay at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in preparation for installation on the Artemis I spacecraft, technicians have extended one of the Artemis I solar array wings for inspection on Sept. 10, 2020, to confirm that it unfurled properly and all of the mechanisms functioned as expected.


This nighttime view from the International Space Station looks across the Mediterranean Sea ringed by the coastal city lights of southeastern Europe, the Middle East and north Africa.


Like two galaxies swirling near each other, this nighttime shot from the International Space Station shows the well-lit cities (from left) of Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland and their surrounding suburbs.


Inagua National Park, part of The Bahamas island nation, is pictured from the International Space Station as it was orbiting above the Atlantic Ocean.


The night lights of the southeastern U.S. are pictured as the International Space Station orbited over the Gulf of Mexico.


A snow-capped portion of the Andes Mountain Range is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited above the Laguna San Rafael National Park in southern Chile.


The International Space Station was orbiting above North America when an Expedition 63 crew member, looking from northeast to southwest, photographed the Rocky Mountains running from Canada and into the United States.


The well-lit Middle Eastern cities along the Persian Gulf coast of the Arabian Peninsula to the north of Iran were photographed from the International Space Station during an orbital night pass.


The International Space Station was orbiting above Egypt when an Expedition 63 crew member photographed a portion of Lake Nasser, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.