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Astronaut, Cosmonaut to Spend Year in Space: NASA and its partners in the International Space Station are interested in learning more about how the human body fares during long-duration stays in space. Typically, crews spend four- to six months living aboard the station, which orbits about 250 miles above Earth.
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The astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station have logged one million photos — here’s a small selection of our favorites.
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Photo 1: After installing new windows for the ISS — the cupola pictured left — shuttle Endeavour undocked and headed home in February 2010.
Photo 2: As solar activity intensifies, ISS astronauts have a ringside seat of the stunning auroral displays in the Earth’s atmosphere. This September 2011 technicolor display highlights the different atmospheric elements reacting to the bombardment of solar plasma.
Photo 3: On Dec. 21, 2011 NASA astronaut Dan Burbank photographed the dazzling comet Lovejoy as it hung above the Earth’s horizon.