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Amazing Photos: NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio's Space Station Views

Rick Mastracchio: Frozen Great Lake

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Feb. 19, 2014. “A shot of a Great Lake frozen over. It is tough up here to ID anything with so much snow, ice and clouds,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: Robo Arm Launches Satellites from ISS

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo of a Japanese robotic arm launching three satellites from the International Space Station was taken by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Nov. 19, 2013. “Did you know we launch satellites from station. @Astro_Wakata uses Japanese robo arm to launch 3 small satellites,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: Golden Gate Bridge

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Feb. 23, 2014. “San Francisco. I can't see the Great Wall of China from space but I can see the Golden Gate Bridge,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: Near the Palm islands

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Feb. 27, 2014. “Saw this near the Palm islands in Middle East. Another man made island, maybe?” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: Wells in Middle East

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Feb. 8, 2014. “More than a few wells in the middle east. In or near Saudi Arabia,” Mastracchio tweeted.

NASA Astronauts Mastracchio and Hopkins Discuss Winter Olympics

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NASA astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Mike Hopkins hold up an Olympic pennant in honor of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Rick Mastracchio: Busy Building Spacesuits

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This cool photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Dec. 17, 2013. “Have not looked out the window in 4 days. Too busy building space suits. Where did I put my gloves?” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio Speaks with Space.com

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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio speaks with Space.com from the International Space Station while flanked by two U.S. spacesuits. Image uploaded Jan. 31, 2014.

Rick Mastracchio Outside Space Station

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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio works outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on Dec. 21, 2013.

Hopkins and Mastracchio Install Pump Module

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NASA astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio work to install a new pump module during a Christmas Eve spacewalk. Image uploaded Dec. 24, 2013.

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