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OnOrbit: October 2020



@NASA_Astronauts From the International Space Station: I voted today -- Kate Rubins


The International Space Station was orbiting above the Ottawa River which separates the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.


Jessica Meir @Astro_Jessica: Last year at this time - my first views gazing at Earth's glorious mountains from above. Lake Issyk-Kul & Tian Shan Mtns in Eastern Kyrgyzstan (1) & Lake Ayakum on the Tibetan Plateau (3). Tian Shan means "Mountains of Heaven" - aptly named for one of my 1st views @Space_Station


@ivan_mks63 'Favor' crew, congratulations on the successful launch! The flight seen from space looks even cooler than from the Earth! Getting ready to welcome #SoyuzMS17 in just 2.5 hours!


The Soyuz MS-17 spacecraft, with Expedition 64 crew members Kate Rubins of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, approaches the International Space Station for a docking to the Rassvet module.


William Dampier was not a typical pirate.


Astronaut Chris Cassidy is pictured inside the S.S. Kalpana Chawla


The tip of the Canadarm2 robotic arm, also called the Latching End Effector which grapples hardware, science experiments and approaching spaceships, is pictured as the International Space Station soared over the South Pacific Ocean and into an orbital sunrise.


The Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter is pictured after being captured by the Canadarm2 robotic arm as the International Space Station orbited above Egypt.