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Gallery: Space Station's Expedition 30 Mission

The Earth Below

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This unusual image, photographed through the Cupola on the International Space Station by one of the Expedition 30 crew members, is centered over Turkey.

Comet Lovejoy from ISS

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This busy night time panorama was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members from the International Space Station on Dec. 26, 2011.

Moon and Space Station

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The International Space Station can be seen as a small object in lower right of this image of the moon in the early evening Jan. 4 in the skies over the Houston area flying at an altitude of 390.8 kilometers (242.8 miles).

Comet Lovejoy from ISS

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This infrared image, photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station in Earth orbit on Dec. 25, 2011, features Comet Lovejoy in a star-filled sky.

Infrared Photos of Earth from Space

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This night time infrared image of Oakland/San Francisco/San Jose or California's "Bay Area" was photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station on Dec. 25 (though it was late Dec. 24 in California).

Comet Lovejoy From Space

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This infrared image features Comet Lovejoy and was photographed about 240 miles above Earth from the International Space Station.

Infrared Photos of Earth from Space

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This night time infrared image of the Los Angeles metropolitan area was photographed by an Expedition 30 crew member aboard the International Space Station on Dec. 25 (though it was late Dec. 24 in California).

ISS Expedition 30 Crew Christmas

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The six Expedition 30 crew members assemble in the U.S. Lab (Destiny) aboard the International Space Station for a brief celebration of the Christmas holiday on Dec. 25.

Comet Lovejoy & Tail From Space

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Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth's horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 22, 2011.

Comet Lovejoy from ISS

Dan Burbank

Comet Lovejoy is visible near Earth’s horizon in this nighttime image photographed by NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, onboard the International Space Station on Dec. 21, 2011.

A True Space Jam

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NASA astronaut Dan Burbank, Expedition 30 commander, plays a guitar in the Destiny laboratory of the International Space Station.

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