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A side view of our spaceship. At the base of the solar arrays, a few white boxes: the batteries we're in charge of replacing in January.

Veggies Grown in Space

In the International Space Station's Harmony node, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson, Expedition 40 commander, harvests a crop of red romaine lettuce plants that were grown from seed inside the station's Veggie facility.

Lisbon: Dragon Lights

The favourite pastime of many astronauts on the International Space Station is gazing at the beauty of their home planet. They often remark that it is difficult to pinpoint cities or other manmade features during daytime as they circle Earth at 28 800 km/h.

The U.S. East Coast from the ISS

One of three Expedition 37 crew members aboard the International Space Station on Sept. 18 photographed this high oblique night image showing dozens of major cities and communities on the east coast and points west toward the Great Lakes area, and even areas to the southwest.

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer-02, shown attached to the International Space Station, is a particle physics detector that collects information from cosmic sources that will help to advance scientists' knowledge about the low Earth orbit space radiation environment.

This is a close-up image of fire photographed during a run of the Burning and Suppression of Solids (BASS) experiment aboard the Earth-orbiting International Space Station.

Space Station ATV-4 Rendezvous

ATV Albert Einstein, Europe's supply and support ferry, docked with the International Space Station on 15 June 2013, some ten days after its launch from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

An Astronaut's View from Station

A view of Earth as seen from the Cupola on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station. Visible in the top left foreground is a Russian Soyuz crew capsule. In the lower right corner, a solar array panel can be seen.This photo was taken from the ISS on June 12, 2013.

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.

The first rule of DIY: know where your tools are. Astronauts on the International Space Station are about to have that task made much simpler, with a purpose-designed 3D-printed toolbox due for launch today on ESA's latest ATV resupply spacecraft.

Sun Over Earth's Horizon

The sun is captured in a "starburst" mode over Earth's horizon by one of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station, as the orbital outpost was above a point in southwestern Minnesota on May 21, 2013.

Expedition 36 Launch Countdown

An aircraft shaped wind vane is seen with the Soyuz rocket at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad today in Kazakhstan. NASA ISS Expedition 36/37 Soyuz TMA-09M launch coverage on SpaceRef starts at 3:30 p.m. ET for a scheduled 4:31 p.m. ET launch.

With a scheduled liftoff set for this Wednesday, the Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft is raised into vertical position after arriving at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad by train today in Kazakhstan.

One of the crew members aboard the International Space Station photographed this might image of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on March 31, 2013.

ISS Expedition 31 Crew Lands Safely

Three members of the Expedition 31 crew undocked from the International Space Station and returned safely to Earth Sunday, July 1, wrapping up a mission that lasted six-and-a-half months.

On This Week at NASA we have the following stories: The International Space Station and its benefit to science as the world's only laboratory in microgravity is highlighted on Capitol Hill. Also, NASA administrator Charles Bolden Finds NEEMO; JPL has its annual Open House; Cleveland HUBZone; African Cosmos; Aerospace Scholars; NASA Now Emmy; SOI; and more!

Activities for new Expedition 31 crewmembers, Soyuz Commander Gennady Padalka, NASA Flight Engineer Joe Acaba and Flight Engineer Sergei Revin include a pre-launch fit check in a Soyuz capsule at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the raising of flags outside the Cosmonaut Hotel crew quarters and launch to the orbiting laboratory to meet up with NASA Astronaut Don Pettit, Cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers of the European Space Agency.

Leader and researchers of the partners in the International Space Station (ISS) gathered in Berlin this week for the ISS Symposium 2012 to celebrate the completion of the ISS and to discuss the future path and priorities for research on the ISS. The three-day symposium covered case-studies in fundamental and applied research and the actual or potential spin-offs for the benefit of humankind.

SpaceRef had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Leroy Chiao at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. Dr. Chiao is a veteran of four flights into space and was the Expedition 10 commander and NASA science officer on his last mission to the International Space Station.

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