Earth From Above: Expedition 47 Aboard the ISS

In May, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit of the Earth, and reached nearly 16 years of continuous human occupancy. Expedition 47 began in March, and will be completed later this month. The astronauts Timothy Kopra, Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Peake, Aleksey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka, and Jeffrey Williams, from the US, UK, and Russia, have been conducting experiments and taking some amazing photographs during their tour in orbit.

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