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„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

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„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


„I know it’s just the simple shadow of our planet, but approaching the terminator gives me an eerie feeling every time. It’s as scary as it is fascinating. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 16. September – 18. 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


„Smoking rivers? Who can tell me what causes this fascinating phenomenon that we saw over Bolivia? — Rauchende Flüsse? Wer kann mir sagen, was es mit diesem interessanten Phänomen in Bolivien auf sich hat? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


“ The wondrous interplay of the lightning below and heavens above.“ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„The flies over China. and I think that in this photo we can see the Great Wall of China. I’ve been looking for it for a long time! “ /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


„Ever stared down the gaping eye of a category 4 hurricane? It’s chilling, even from space. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 12. September – 14. 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


„Watch out, America! is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the , 400 km directly above the eye. Get prepared on the East Coast, this is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„This is why the big picture matters, and listening to the official evacuation orders. These two photos are the same – just cropped differently. Please stay safe down there! “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


this morning with Cape Hatteras in the foreground. The crew of is thinking of those who will be affected.“ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Azure rivers of ice in Patagonia 🇨🇱 🇦🇷 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


— высочайшая вершина Земли. Главная северная вершина горы расположена в пределах китайской территории, ее высота 8848 м над уровнем моря. . Mount is the Earth’s highest mountain, with a peak at 8848 metres above sea level. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„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.

 

 

 

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


“ 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 30. August – 1. 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


„Another concerning sight from orbit. Paris surrounded by brown fields, like much of Europe was this summer. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Yesterday showed again how valuable our emergency training is. We could locate and stop a small leak in our Soyuz, thanks to great cooperation between the crew and control centres on several continents. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Good day & ! “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


“ Недавно мое внимание привлекли . Вам не кажется, что они похожи на каких-то зверьков? . It seems to me this look like some kind of animal. What do you think?“ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„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


„Waterworld – Wasserwelt 💧 “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 24. August – 26. 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


„This desert mountain range in Kazakhstan reminds me of a crocodile swimming just under Earth’s surface… — Diese Bergketten in der Wüste von Kasachstan erinnern mich an ein Krokodil, das knapp unter der Erdoberfläche schwimmt… 🐊 “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„The road ahead. As our neighbours, these two are the undiscovered continents of our time. Moon and Mars are just around the corner. They keep important secrets for us and we can get there. Let’s go! “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„This photo reminds me of that crisp fresh air you can breathe on the peaks of Andean volcanoes. Another one of those sensations you only realise is missing when it’s gone. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„The track eluded me for many months but finally got a clear shot from . Weather looks a bit damp this weekend from my view, but I know you’ll all make the best of it. Have a great weekend! “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Saint Louis is a great city for an race. I look forward to catching the action from later tonight at ! Be safe guys. Hoping for a strong recovery for . “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Greetings fans! Thrilled to watch the riders rip around the new surface at this weekend. It was a pleasure to speak with & during the press conference. “ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„Our planet in bright neon colors of . The short answer to how the Aurora happens is that energetic electrically charged particles accelerate along the magnetic field lines into the upper atmosphere, where they collide with gas atoms, causing the atoms to give off light. “ /via Oleg Artemjew/Roskosmos


„Some really nice shots of the SpaceX Dragon CRS-15 captured by my crew mate  last month – just before he and  caught it with the ’s robotic arm. Do you recognise the backdrop? “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA

 

 

 

 

 

Bilder vom 22. August – 24. 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


“ Don’t you think Earth looks a little bit like a bowling ball today? — Ich kann mir nicht helfen, aber die Erde sieht heute ein wenig aus wie eine Bowlingkugel. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


„Orbital sunrise. One of 15 or 16 every day. And every single one is breathtaking. This one’s taken from our Cupola window with an 8 mm fisheye lens. “ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


“ Cloud zigzag. One on the face of our planet that’s clearly visible from orbit is aircraft contrails. Here are the ones above France and Germany on the morning of 7 July.“ /via Alexander Gerst/ESA


“ This is as viewed from the . With the low clouds it is easy to see the peaks of the volcanoes associated with the Sunda Megathrust subduction zone that lies at the tectonic boundary of the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates.“ /via Andrew J. Feustel /NASA


„The verdant delta where the River completes its epic journey and empties into the Sea. 🇷🇺 🇰🇿 🇦🇿 🇹🇲 🇮🇷 “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


in the early morning hours near . The crew of the sends much aloha to everyone there. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA


„Our old friend aurora australis (southern lights) has returned and is always a most welcome visitor. “ /via Richard R. Arnold/NASA