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OnOrbit: April 2021



Two Russian spaceships (from left), the Soyuz MS-17 crew ship and the ISS Progress 77 cargo craft, are pictured docked to the International Space Station as it orbited into a sunrise 264 miles above the South Pacific.


Smoke from hundreds of fires in Nepal has drastically reduced air quality in recent weeks, causing the country to cancel school until Friday so students can avoid the pollution and potential health risks.


A waning gibbous Moon is pictured above the Earth's horizon as the International Space Station orbited 269 miles above the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Argentina.


Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is pictured from the International Space Station as it orbited 252 miles above.