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Those who travel to space are rewarded with a beautiful sight - planet Earth. But the effects of space travel on the human sense of sight aren't so beautiful.

The Moon as seen by the crew aboard the International Space Station.

South Africa As Seen From the ISS

One of the crew members aboard the ISS took this photograph showing a part of South Africa's Atlantic Coast.

Legs For Robotnaut 2

NASA engineers are developing climbing legs for the International Space Station's robotic crewmember Robonaut 2 (R2), marking another milestone in space humanoid robotics.

El Paso and Juarez As Seen From Orbit

One of the crew aboard the International Space Station took this vertical photograph of parts of Texas and New Mexico and the Mexican border area including El Paso and Juarez.

A Sunflower Grows in Space

A young sunflower plant is being closely monitored by the Expedition 38 crew members onboard the ISS.

On Dec. 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit.

This plastic caged bird can be found in the Harmony Node of the International Space Station.

Looking Out Of The Cuploa At Earth Below

Equipped with seven windows, the Cupola aboard the International Space Station probably has exponentially more beneficial facets than it has windows.

ESA Orion Milestones

A milestone in developing Europe's contribution to NASA's Orion crew vehicle, expected to take human crews beyond Earth orbit later this decade, has been set for next May.

Inside the Space Station At Night

This view in the International Space Station, photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member, shows how it looks inside the space station while the crew is asleep.

A Fresh Tomato In Space

Koichi Wakata @Astro_Wakata - One fresh tomato for dinner makes us happy in space. It came up with us on Soyuz TMA-11M two weeks ago. pic.twitter.com/40INkQqq3n

Cubesats Launched From ISS

Three nanosatellites, known as Cubesats, are deployed from a Small Satellite Orbital Deployer (SSOD) attached to the Kibo laboratory's robotic arm at 7:10 a.m. (EST) on Nov. 19, 2013.

Watching a Soyuz Cast Off

The Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft departs from the International Space Station's Zvezda Service Module and heads toward a landing near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Nov. 11, 2013 (Kazakh time).

This is one of a series of views that captured a missile launch from Earth as seen on Oct. 10, 2013 by the Expedition 37 crew aboard the International Space Station.

How does an astronaut return to Earth from the International Space Station? What does it feel like to re-enter the atmosphere? How does the Soyuz capsule function? Watch and find out.

Gazing Back at Earth

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, enjoys the view of Earth from the windows in the Cupola of the International Space Station. A blue and white part of Earth is visible through the windows.

SPHERES in Space

In the International Space Station's Kibo laboratory, NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins, Expedition 37 flight engineer, conducts a session with a pair of bowling-ball-sized free-flying satellites known as Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites, or SPHERES.

Two Russian cosmonauts clad in Orlan spacesuits conducted an out-of-this-world hand-off of the Olympic torch at the start of Saturday's 5-hour, 50-minute spacewalk to perform maintenance on the International Space Station.

Three crew members representing the United States, Russia and Japan have docked with the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:14 p.m. EST Wednesday, 10:14 a.m. Nov. 7, Kazakh time.

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