NASA has shared a brand new set of pictures exhibiting the International Space Station (ISS) in orbit.

The pictures had been taken by astronaut Thomas Pesquet aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft because it carried out a flyaround of the orbiting outpost earlier this month.

Thomas Pesquet/ESA

The flight befell firstly of the journey dwelling for Pesquet and three fellow Crew-2 astronauts following a six-month keep aboard the area station.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

The footage had been taken with a Nikon D5 DSLR digital camera, the identical digital camera that Pesquet used to seize lots of his wonderful Earth pictures throughout his time aboard the ISS.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

Pesquet’s ISS pictures present the satellite tv for pc from a number of angles, with each the blackness of area and Earth 250 miles beneath serving as a backdrop.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

Prominent in a lot of the pictures are the area station’s giant photo voltaic arrays that assist to energy the ability.

The ISS went into operation 20 years in the past and capabilities as a space-based laboratory that enables astronauts from a number of international locations to conduct scientific experiments in microgravity circumstances.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

The area station is touring at about 17,500 mph, orbiting Earth as soon as each 90 minutes or so.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

The station is 356 ft (109 meters) end-to-end, “one yard shy of the full length of an American football field including the end zones,” NASA says.

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

The area company describes the ability’s residing and dealing area as “larger than a six-bedroom house (and has six sleeping quarters, two bathrooms, a gym, and a 360-degree view bay window).”

The International Space Station.Thomas Pesquet/ESA

To discover out extra about how astronauts spend their time aboard the area station, try these fascinating movies made aboard the ISS over the past 20 years.

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