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From 250 miles above planet Earth, NASA astronaut Jack Fischer peered outside his home on the International Space Station and caught this view. He posted the image to social media on Aug. 9 saying, “Tried new lens & snapped a lucky pic as sun ducked behind space station – that’s a cool starburst, & a pretty planet we have! #EarthShapes” Tomorrow, we’re launching science and cargo to the space station (@iss) aboard SpaceX’s #Dragon cargo vehicle. Liftoff is currently scheduled for 12:31 p.m. EDT from our Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Six people are currently living and working on this microgravity laboratory that orbits our planet at 17,500 miles per hour. They are conducting research that will not only help us venture farther into our solar system, but also has direct benefits to life here on Earth. Credit: NASA
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