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This picture of the Sochi Olympic Park at night was taken by a crew member aboard the International Space Station. The Fisht Stadium and the olympic flame are visible.
Image credit: NASA

canadian-space-agency:

This picture of the Sochi Olympic Park at night was taken by a crew member aboard the International Space Station. The Fisht Stadium and the olympic flame are visible.

Image credit: NASA

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International Space Station Assembly

Annotated animation detailing the assembly of the International Space Station, from the launch of the first segment in 1998 to today and beyond.

Credit: ReelNASA

fennetic:

Karen Nyberg with SPHERES on the International Space Station

fennetic:

Karen Nyberg with SPHERES on the International Space Station

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Canadarm2 (via @Astro_Wakata)

Rick Mastracchio conducts an session with the Capillary Flow Experiment in the Harmony node of the ISS, 3 January 2014

Rick Mastracchio conducts an session with the Capillary Flow Experiment in the Harmony node of the ISS, 3 January 2014

Cygnus capture and berthing, 12 January 2014

Cygnus capture and berthing, 12 January 2014

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From the ISS live broadcast

Third picture: Look who is there to help the NASA.  Now, I know what is causing these technical troubles on the ISS: Gremlins! 

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womeninspace:

Sandy Magnus taking full advantage of the panoramic view of the Cupola on her last mission (and the last space shuttle mission) STS-135, she found that it was the biggest difference with her earlier missions.
Source: NASA

womeninspace:

Sandy Magnus taking full advantage of the panoramic view of the Cupola on her last mission (and the last space shuttle mission) STS-135, she found that it was the biggest difference with her earlier missions.

Source: NASA

sagansense:

"You start to see the world differently…You lose your sense of ‘them’ when you’re going around the world 16 times a day for half a year… you see the world as one place and realise we’re all kind of in this together," Commander Hadfield told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Victoria Derbyshire.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recalls how on his first spacewalk "suddenly my left eye went blind" when his tears became contaminated inside his spacesuit. Commander Hadfield, who captured the world’s imagination with his breathtaking pictures of earth, tells Victoria about his five months on the International Space Station.

The former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, has said that being in space changed his perception about the world. The retired Canadian astronaut became something of a global superstar after posting videos of himself singing and tweeting about life in space.
The interview can be heard in full on BBC iPlayer Radio or can be downloaded as a podcast from the BBC Radio 5 live website.

sagansense:

"You start to see the world differently…You lose your sense of ‘them’ when you’re going around the world 16 times a day for half a year… you see the world as one place and realise we’re all kind of in this together," Commander Hadfield told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Victoria Derbyshire.

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield recalls how on his first spacewalk "suddenly my left eye went blind" when his tears became contaminated inside his spacesuit. Commander Hadfield, who captured the world’s imagination with his breathtaking pictures of earth, tells Victoria about his five months on the International Space Station.

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The former commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, has said that being in space changed his perception about the world. The retired Canadian astronaut became something of a global superstar after posting videos of himself singing and tweeting about life in space.

The interview can be heard in full on BBC iPlayer Radio or can be downloaded as a podcast from the BBC Radio 5 live website.

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Oleg Kotov practising contingency manual docking procedures onboard the ISS, 22 November 2013, in preparation for the arrival of the next Progress cargo spacecraft, should they be needed.  The Progress docked on 29 November, however a failure in the automated docking process meant Kotov was required to perform a manual docking. 

Oleg Kotov practising contingency manual docking procedures onboard the ISS, 22 November 2013, in preparation for the arrival of the next Progress cargo spacecraft, should they be needed.  The Progress docked on 29 November, however a failure in the automated docking process meant Kotov was required to perform a manual docking.