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OnOrbit: February 2021



The Cygnus space freighter from Northrop Grumman approaches the International Space Station as both spacecraft were orbiting 262 miles above the Syria-Iraq border.


Russia's uncrewed ISS Progress 77 resupply ship is pictured moments after docking to the International Space Station's Pirs docking compartment.


This view of the Earth's horizon looks across the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa as the International Space Station orbited 261 miles above Saudi Arabia.


An external high definition camera captured this image of the ISS Progress 76 resupply ship backing away from the International Space Station after it had undocked moments earlier from the Pirs docking compartment.


The coast of Peru in South America is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the Pacific Ocean.


The desert city of Dubai, on the Persian Gulf coast of the United Arab Emirates, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above.


This view of the Earth's horizon looks across a cloudy Pacific Ocean as the International Space Station orbited 271 miles above off the coast of southern Chile in South America.


Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Kate Rubins is pictured sequencing DNA


The active volcano of Popocatépetl is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above central Mexico. Credit: Roscosmos


NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins points his camera, insulated from the harmful environment of space, toward his spacesuit helmet's reflective shield and takes an out-of-this-world "space-selfie" during a spacewalk he conducted with fellow NASA astronaut Victor Glover (out of frame).


The waxing gibbous Moon is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 261 miles above the South China Sea.