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OnOrbit: March 2021



Southern Florida and the Florida Keys are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crewmember on the International Space Station.


The snow-capped Crimean Mountains and the city of Yalta on the north coast of the Black Sea are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above.


The Soyuz MS-17 crew ship, carrying Expedition 64 crew members Kate Rubins, Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, maneuvers to its new space-facing port on the Poisk module


NASA astronaut and Expedition 64 Flight Engineer Shannon Walker exhibits sample bags collected from the Grape Juice Fermentation study aboard the International Space Station.


The night lights of Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, on the Gulf of Thailand, are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 260 miles above the southern coast of Vietnam.


The photograph looks across India, the Himalayas, and into China as the International Space Station orbited 264 miles above. A waxing gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon.


The mouth of the Mississippi River, emptying into the Gulf of Mexico south of New Orleans, Louisiana, is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above.


The city lights of Moscow and its suburbs seemingly branch out towards an aurora in this photograph taken from the International Space Station as it orbited 263 miles above the Volga River in Russia.


This picture from the International Space Station orbiting 261 miles above Africa looks northeast across Niger to the Tibesti Mountains of Chad.


The city lights of Montreal are pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 262 miles above Quebec, Canada.


The well-lit nations of South Korea and Japan, as well as the lights of fishing boats in the East China Sea, are pictured from the International Station as it orbited 260 miles above.


An aurora glows above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station flew into an orbital sunset 270 miles above the Tasman Sea off New Zealand's southwest coast.


NASA astronaut Kate Rubins (lower left) is pictured during a spacewalk in this oblique view with one of the International Space Station's huge solar arrays extending beyond her.


NASA astronauts Kate Rubins (lower left) and Victor Glover (upper right) are pictured during a spacewalk to install solar array modification kits on the International Space Station.