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Space Station's Expedition 35 Mission in Photos

Chris Hadfield Begins Elaborate April Fools' Prank

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield "spots" a UFO in the distance: "The view from where we fly the Canadarm2, with some orbital debris off in the distance," he wrote on Twitter.

Debris Comes Closer to the Space Station

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

In an elaborate April Fools' Day prank, Chris Hadfield took to Twitter to tell the world about a flying saucer heading toward the orbiting outpost.

Robotic Arm and 'UFO'

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield's third April Fools' Day photo shows the station's robotic arm and the UFO in full view.

Chris Hadfield Posing with an Alien

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Chris Hadfield's grand April Fools' Day finale shows him posing with an alien that just stopped by the station to say hi.

Chris Cassidy April Fools' Day

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NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy (bottom left) wears a felt mustache to match the Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station

Chris Hadfield April Fools' Day

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield holds up two objects that look like grenades as part of an April Fools' Day prank today (April 1, 2013).

Easter Eggs in Space for Expedition 35

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, Expedition 35 commander, shows the six Easter eggs he packed for his six-man International Space Station crew in a photo posted to Twitter on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Easter Sunday Sunrise from Space: Expedition 35

Canadian Space Agency/Chris Hadfield (Cmdr_Hadfield)

This Easter Sunday sunrise photo taken by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station shows the Great Lakes region of North America on March 31, 2013. [Read the Full Story]

Expedition 35 Crew: All Together Now

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The six-man crew of the Expedition 35 on the International Space Station wave after meeting on March 28, 2013, following the first-ever one-day launch and docking of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft to the International Space Station.

Soyuz Makes its Approach to the International Space Station

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An International Space Station camera caught sight of the Soyuz space capsule as it made its approach to the orbiting outpost on March 28, 2013. [Full Story]

Space Station from Soyuz

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The International Space Station comes into view for the crew of a Spacecraft on March 28, 2013. [Full Story]

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