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"The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight." — Astronaut Anne McClain

McClain had an unparalleled view from orbit of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft as it approached the International Space Station (@ISS) on Sunday, March 3. The Crew Dragon docked autonomously to the orbiting laboratory, a historic first for a commercially built and operated American crew spacecraft. This uncrewed test flight is providing valuable information to help verify that Crew Dragon will provide astronauts a safe, comfortable and enjoyable ride to space.

Image Credit: NASA
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"The dawn of a new era in human spaceflight." — Astronaut Anne McClain McClain had an unparalleled...
Good morning, Earthlings!

Anne McClain of @NASAastronauts captured this photo on Feb. 21 from aboard the International Space Station (@ISS), sharing it and saying, "Good morning to our beautiful world, and to all the beautiful people who call it home! #TeamHuman"

McClain is currently one of three humans aboard our orbiting laboratory. Each day, the station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the six humans living and working aboard the station conduct important science and research. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before.

Credit: NASA

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Good morning, Earthlings! Anne McClain of @NASAastronauts captured this photo on Feb. 21 from aboar...
How's the weather? Did you have a #snowday today? 🌨

Astronauts on board the International Space Station (@ISS) captured this view of the Great Lakes region in mid-February, with clouds and frozen terrain as far as the eye could see.

Image Credit: NASA

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How's the weather? Did you have a #snowday today? 🌨 Astronauts on board the International Space Sta...
Like synapses firing in a brain, this nighttime image was captured by crew members aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). Taken 258 miles above the English Channel, we see the lights of the northern European cities clockwise from top right: London, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Brussels and other surrounding cities.

Credit: NASA

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Like synapses firing in a brain, this nighttime image was captured by crew members aboard the Intern...
Who has the range? Astronauts, that’s who!

In this view, astronauts captured the cloud-covered Pacific coast of the South American nation of Chile in contrast with the Andes Mountain range and cloud formations extending over Argentina. 
Each day, the International Space Station (@ISS) orbits our home planet as the humans living and working aboard our orbiting labporatory conduct important science and research. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before.

Image Credit: NASA

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Who has the range? Astronauts, that’s who! In this view, astronauts captured the cloud-covered Paci...
Sailing over the Caribbean! 
From 252 miles above, the International Space Station (@ISS) sails over the Atlantic Ocean 🌊. Visible in this photo by the astronaut crew are portions of Cuba, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands below, and the Progress spacecraft docked at left.

Image Credit: NASA
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Sailing over the Caribbean! From 252 miles above, the International Space Station (@ISS) sails over...
Parking in space: FULL!

These photos taken by @Astro_Alex_ESA of the @EuropeanSpaceAgency show four different spacecraft docked to the International Space Station (@ISS). Currently, there are 6 spacecraft docked to our orbiting laboratory - the maximum amount that can be parked at one time. These spacecraft arrived at the station to deliver tons of science, hardware, crew supplies, fuel and much more! 
Credit: ESA/NASA-A.Gerst

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Parking in space: FULL! These photos taken by @Astro_Alex_ESA of the @EuropeanSpaceAgency show four...
Horizons 
An astronaut's view from the International Space Station (@iss) is captured in this image of airglow on the horizon between the Earth at nighttime and the starry sky. International Space Station Commander Alex Gerst (@astro_alex_esa) took this photograph, and shared it with a quote from Buckminster Fuller: "The vision itself is less important than the visionary spirit." Image Credit: @EuropeanSpaceAgency/Alex Gerst

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Horizons An astronaut's view from the International Space Station (@iss) is captured in this image...
"Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to be." In her first week in space, Astronaut Anne McClain is getting used to her new home in space with fellow new crew members Oleg Kononenko and David Saint-Jacques, who have been onboard the station since Monday. McClain and Saint-Jacques are first-time space residents.

Each day, the International Space Station (@ISS) orbits our home planet as the six humans living and working aboard the orbiting outpost conduct important science and research. Their work will not only benefit life here on Earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before.

Credit: NASA/Anne McClain
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"Putting this journey into words will not be easy, but I will try. I am finally where I was born to...
Ever wondered how astronauts get deliveries in space? 🤔

@Astro_Alex_ESA of the @EuropeanSpaceAgency shared these looks at @SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft making its way to deliver more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies that will support crew members living and working aboard the International Space Station (@ISS). While the station was traveling about 250 miles over the Pacific Ocean, just north of Papua New Guinea, astronauts Alex Gerst and Serena Auñón-Chancellor captured the spacecraft at 7:21 a.m. EST using a robotic arm while astronaut Anne McClain monitored telemetry during the spacecraft’s approach.

The Dragon is scheduled to depart the station in January 2019 and return to Earth with more than 4,000 pounds of research, hardware and crew supplies. 
Credit: ESA/NASA

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Ever wondered how astronauts get deliveries in space? 🤔 @Astro_Alex_ESA of the @EuropeanSpaceAgency...
3-2-1… LIFTOFF! We spotted a #Dragon 🐉 racing into the sky atop a @SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket! 
Experiments in forest observation, protein crystal growth and in-space fuel transfer demonstration are heading to the International Space Station (@ISS) following today’s 1:16 p.m. EST launch of the Dragon spacecraft from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. 
It’s carrying more than 5,600 pounds of research equipment, cargo and supplies that will support the crew, station maintenance and dozens of the more than 250 investigations aboard humanity’s only microgravity laboratory. 
Photo credit: @NASAKennedy 
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3-2-1… LIFTOFF! We spotted a #Dragon 🐉 racing into the sky atop a @SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket! Experime...
Today at‪ 6:31 a.m. EST,‬ three humans left planet Earth on six-hour journey to the International Space Station (@ISS). Launched aboard a Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, astronauts Anne McClain, David Saint-Jacques and cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko arrived at their new orbiting home later the same day.

During their time on humanity’s only permanently occupied microgravity laboratory, they will work on hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science. They will be joining the trio who is already in space, bringing the total crew to six people.

Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

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Today at‪ 6:31 a.m. EST,‬ three humans left planet Earth on six-hour journey to the International Sp...