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Bilder vom 28. September – 30. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


“ It’s always fascinating to see a spacecraft approaching us, launched from Earth a few days ago, meeting us up here in the middle of nowhere at 28.000 km/h. Amazing technology. Congrats  for successfully starting the mission!“ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Not many artists in this world are as creative as Mother Nature. Check out this landscape on the west coast of southern Africa. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„I am wondering where this road ends, leading inland to the western Sahara. Reminds me of a scene from Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry that a good friend showed me once. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„The very last race I will enjoy from space will be at . Good luck to the teams & drivers. It’s been a rare treat to follow the season from & I will continue to post pics of the tracks from until the season ends. “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„The work of art that is the in 🇧🇷 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„The is the only atoll in the South Atlantic Ocean It belongs to the Brazilian State of Rio Grande do Norte. It is located approximately 145 km west of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago. The reserve it is currently used solely for scientific research. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„At night, Africa appears as a mystical continent of fires. It reminds me that every seemingly tiny dot on the surface of this planet has its own unique history 🔥 “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 22. September – 24. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„City lights at night are always fascinating from space, like living organisms. I sometimes try to guess where we are just from watching these lights, without seeing the land itself. Success rate is limited… Btw, the green lights are from squid fishing fleets I believe. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Last race at I will get to watch from . This track was tough to spot because it really blends in with the surroundings. Have a great race weekend! Thank you for making me feel at home in space. “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Вместе с в последнее время часто снимаем ночные пейзажи 🚀✨ . Together with we quite often take photos of Earth at night. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„In the desert of Mauritania we can see a „small“ reminder of our cosmic environment. Are we prepared to prevent this from happening in the future? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 20. September – 22. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Wind, Wellen & Wolken 🌬️🌊☁️ Wind, waves & clouds. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„From space it’s pretty clear that belongs together. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„The timeless Pyramids of Giza 🇪🇬 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Goodnight from . “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Ich habe die Hälfte meines Lebens in diesem Bildausschnitt verbracht, und möchte es nicht missen. Grüße nach Hohenlohe, an einem wunderschönen Spätsommertag! “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 18. September – 20. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA),  Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„This is why deserts are called the history book of our planet. This one is in southern Africa. / Aus diesem Grund werden die Wüsten als Geschichtsbuch unseres Planeten bezeichnet. Diese hier liegt in südliches Afrika. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Charles Darwin called it “the most remarkable reef in the West Indies”. I am inclined to agree. 🇧🇿 Barrier Reef “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Iconic Uluru or Ayers Rock in the Outback of 🇦🇺 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„In the heart of Australia, a massive block of red sandstone rises up out of the near-perfect flatness of the eroded landscape. Called this giant is a monolith 348 meters high, 3.6 kilometers long. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Вулканы Индонезии впечатляют даже из космоса 🌋 . Volcanoes of are impressive even from space 🌋 “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Isn’t it remarkable that deserts can reach right to the brink of an ocean? — Ist es nicht bemerkenswert, dass Wüsten bis an den Rand eines Ozeans reichen können? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 14. September – 16. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Wind, sand and stars… — Wind, Sand und Sterne… “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„This track was tough to find due to the persistent clouds over Asia. I hope the teams, drivers, and fans enjoy the great spectacle of , especially the fireworks at the end of the race! I will look for the lights from . “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Last year was my first visit to and and I had a great time. Best of luck on the final race of the season. It has been a real treat to follow the entire season from . “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


makes landfall this morning. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„This idyllic Greek island had a violent geological past. And possibly future. — Diese idyllische griechische Insel hat eine eher rauhe geologische Vergangenheit. Und möglicherweise Zukunft. 🌋 “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 8. September – 12. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

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International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


“ This is how a river can simply end. — So sieht ein Fluss aus, der einfach aufhört. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Hurricane this morning as seen from . A few moments later, & the outer bands of were also visible. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


stubbornly refuses to succumb to gravity. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„A path carved through the jungle that connected the world. 🇵🇦 canal “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„В эти выходные столица нашей необъятной Родины празднует 871-й день рождения! Поздравляю тебя, ! . Happy Birthday, ! “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 6. September – 8. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Exploration. It’s as if these clouds want to point us somewhere… — Exploration. Als ob diese Wolken uns zeigen wollten, wo es hingeht… “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Have been enjoying some great tennis from as we head into finals weekend. Good luck to the players remaining, we have a great view from up here! “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Can’t wait for a great race this weekend at A dry weekend would be great at this epic circuit in a beautiful setting by the sea. “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


🇬🇷 where iconic white-washed villages and towns cling precariously to the edge of a great volcanic caldera. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


strengthens in the early morning hours over the Atlantic. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„The 🇬🇲– a river nation in West Africa surrounded on three sides by 🇸🇳 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


“ „Динозаврик“ Гуам снова попал в мой фотообъектив, как и во время первого полёта. На этот раз удалось рассмотреть его получше. Это один из Марианских островов, он находится в западной части Тихого океана.“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


island looks like dinosaur. It is the largest island in the Mariana Islands archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„California dreaming. One of my favourite orbits is down along the West Coast of USA, from Alaska to the Andes. We fly this route once a day. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 4. September – 6. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA),  Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst,  Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


“ “…. All he could see, as wide as all the world, great, high and unbelievably white in the sun, was the square top of . And then he knew that there was where he was going.” -Ernest Hemingway “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


“ The Great Barrier Reef of which may be on the verge of ecological collapse due to warming seas.“ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


– жемчужина Прибалтики, уютно расположившаяся на обоих берегах Западной Двины. А еще это город, в котором я родился. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


is the pearl of the Baltic States and the place of my birth. The city occupies both banks of the Western Dvina River.“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


“ Продолжаем фотоохоту за . Сегодня у нас космодром Куру (он же Гвианский космический центр) — расположен в департаменте Французская Гвиана в северо-восточной части Южной Америки.“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„The Guiana Space Centr is a French and European spaceport to the northwest of Kourou in French Guiana, France. It is near the equator, so that less energy is required to maneuver a spacecraft into an equatorial, geostationary orbit. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said one does not need to travel around the world to understand that the sky is blue everywhere. I’m not so sure… “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 1. September – 4. September 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Sometimes I have a hard time comprehending that these landscapes are real down there. Like mountain ranges that consist of one active volcano next to another, for hundreds of kilometres. (here: the Andes) “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Glad to see that the rain held off for qualifying today. has a lockout but there are a lot of laps between start and finish. To the fans and teams, have a good and safe weekend at the from . “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Hello . I am glad to see that the sky is clear…because I finally got a photo of the track today! Wishing you all a safe race today from . “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Ring of Fire. The Kuril volcano island chain marks the northern border of the Pacific Plate, where one plate dives under the other, melting up and generating volcanoes above. Plate tectonics visible with the naked eye. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 28. August – 30. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Just waves? Water is a fascinating substance, covering most of our planet. All the same H2O molecules, but every time I look down on it, it looks different. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„What an incredible effort. If these irrigation systems are fed from ancient fresh water aquifers below the African continent, then how long will they last? And what then? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


compliments of . The river does not cut deeper into the rock, rather the continent lifts around it. “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Vortices trail behind Isla Guadalupe near Baja . “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Ephemeral glimpses of a forbidding landscape – “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 26. August – 28. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Always impressive: the Nile River, with its massive artificial Lake Nasser. — Immer wieder eindrucksvoll: Der Nil, mit seinem massiven Nasser-Stausee. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


“ Начинаем фотоохоту за Это космодром Цзюцюань, он действует с 1958 г. и является самым крупным космодромом Китая и единственным, используемым в пилотируемой программе. С Цзюцюаня, на котором расположено три стартовых комплекса, было осуществлено 105 пусков.“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center is a Chinese space vehicle launch facility located in the Gobi desert, Inner Mongolia. It was founded in 1958, the first of China’s four spaceports. Since 1958, 105 launches have taken place. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Sunken world of fire and ice. The volcanoes of the Kuril Islands chain are an eerie reminder that our planet is far from being static. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 20. August – 22. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA),  Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„World of clouds. If you want to get an idea of its depth, quickly switch forth and back between these two photos. Wolkenwelt. Wer einen Eindruck von ihrer Tiefe bekommen will, braucht Ihr nur schnell zwischen diesen beiden Bildern hin- und herzuwechseln. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Can you spot Kilimanjaro sticking out of the clouds over Kenya and Tanzania, in a mountain glow just before nightfall? Kilimandscharo, wie er aus den Wolken über Kenia und Tansania herausschaut. Sein Gipfel glüht noch im Sonnenuntergang. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Typhoon barrels toward southern . Stay safe! “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„The glorious banks and cays of “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 14.. August – 16. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA),  Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst,  Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Low pressure system over the Atlantic, at night. Tiefdruckgebiet über dem Atlantik, bei Nacht. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„A busy day on the Mediterranean Sea, just off the coast of Naples. This image shows why Vesuvius is one of the most dangerous active volcanoes on this planet – it is completely surrounded by cities. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


of the Zambezi River between & . “Smoke that Thunders” or Mosi-oa-Tunya is easily seen with the unaided eye from . “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„No borders, only beauty. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Saint Helena is a volcanic tropical island in the South Atlantic Ocean. In 1815, the British government selected Saint Helena as the place of detention for Napoleon Bonaparte. Saint Helena is Britain’s second-oldest overseas territory after Bermuda. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


“ The continent of fires. We can see thousands of bush fires every time we fly over the southern part of Africa. — Das wahre Feuerland. Über dem südlichen Afrika können wir jederzeit tausende Feuer sehen. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 12.. August – 14. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA),  Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst,  Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„Personality check: do these photos make you want to stay at home, or check out what’s back there behind the horizon? — Persönlichkeitstest: Wenn du dieses Foto anschaust – zieht es dich nach Hause oder kribbelt es, herauszufinden, was dort irgendwo hinter dem Horizont liegt? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Cloud shadows. Just can’t get enough of them… — Wolkenschatten. Kann ich einfach nicht genug von sehen… ☁️ “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„A curious moon peeks over the horizon at Tierra del Feugo “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. It is the highest mountain in Africa, and rises approximately 4,900 metres from its base to 5,895 metres above sea level.“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Спокойной ночи, Земля! ☀🌍 . Good night, Earth! ☀🌍 “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Mind-blowing, every single time. I wonder what early explorers thought when they first saw an aurora without ever having heard about it… “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 10.. August – 12. August 2018 via Alexander Gerst  (Deutschland/ESA), Andrew J. Feustel  (USA/NASA), Richard R. Arnold  (USA/NASA) und Oleg Artemjew  (Russland/Roskosmos). Die Astronauten   Alexander Gerst, Andrew J. Feustel, Richard R. Arnold und Oleg Artemjew gehören zur ISS-Expedition 56.

 

 

 

The Data2364-space Daily

International Space Station

Alexander Gerst auf Twitter

Andrew J. Feustel auf Twitter

Richard R. Arnold auf Twitter

Oleg Artemjew auf Twitter

Serena Auñón-Chancellor auf Twitter


„If you want to go far, go together. This is why over 100 (!) nations are peacefully working together on . Today we launched Bhutan’s first ever satellite from here, together with ones from Malaysia and the Philippines. Congratulations! “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„The majestic Kilimanjaro, captured on two consecutive days (one of which was just before sunset). I will climb that mountain one day. 🏔️ “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Posting a picture of the track and surrounding areas. The region of provides a beautiful setting for a beautiful track! Best of luck for a safe and fast weekend! “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA