Topic: International Space Station

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The Backstory

A Master Class in Space Photography with NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit

Want to know how to take photos from space? NASA Astronaut Donald Pettit gives LightBox the lowdown.

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"A simple toy from my childhood makes for a cool picture in space." - Reid Wiseman via Twitter, June 1, 2014
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Around the World in 90 Minutes with Astronaut Reid Wiseman

Aboard the International Space Station, NASA Astronaut Reid Wiseman is a flight engineer. But, for millions of people back on Earth, he’s a social media sensation, who constantly beams back incredible images and videos of our planet.

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Pictures of the Week: April 20 — April 27

From the first round of voting in the French presidential elections and the crisis between Sudan and South Sudan to the continuing eruption of Mt. Etna and a plane crash in Pakistan, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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Amr Abdallah Dalsh—Reuters
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Pictures of the Week, November 18–25

From renewed riots in Egypt and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s capture to the pepper spray outrage at University of California-Davis and the Kabaddi World Cup, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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The Backstory

The First Earthrise

45 years ago this month, a photo from space forever changed how human beings saw the cosmos.

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Our Beautiful Planet: Images from Space by an Astronaut Photographer

LightBox presents a beautiful collection of photos of the Earth taken during European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli’s Soyuz mission to the International Space Station.

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