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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.

This isn't someone's frame grab of a decorative Halloween scene, although it was photographed on Halloween eve.

Aurora Australis

This isn't someone's frame grab of a decorative Halloween scene, although it was photographed on Halloween eve. It is actually a picture of the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights, photographed by one of the Expedition 37 crew members on the International Space Station as the orbital complex flew over Tasmania on Oct. 30. The human-produced hardware in the picture is part of the outpost's robotic arm system.

ESA's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle cargo ferry, Albert Einstein, completed its five-month mission to the International Space Station by reentering the atmosphere today and burning up safely over an uninhabited area of the southern Pacific Ocean.

The European Space Agency's fourth Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-4), also known as the "Albert Einstein," begins its relative separation from the International Space Station during the Expedition 37 mission.

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, works with a plant experiment in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.

@AstroKaren The Adriatic Sea. October 18. pic.twitter.com/ARzZlw6zkz

The Aft Docking Port Is Empty on ISS

@AstroKaren W/ departure of #ATV4, aft docking port empty. We move our Soyuz there Fri making room for @AstroRM & @Astro_Wakata pic.twitter.com/lpatsjbAoA

Mt. Etna Eruption As Seen From Orbit

@AstroKaren: Our view of Mount Etna erupting. October 26. pic.twitter.com/PaHnTXth2z

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