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

Rick Mastracchio Moves at Sunrise

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NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio moves toward the International Space Station's robotic arm as the station moves into daylight on Dec. 24, 2013.

Rick Mastracchio: SPHERES Experiment

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Dec. 11, 2013. “SPHERES experiment - small satellites that operate inside the ISS to test various control algorithms,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: String of Atolls in Pacific Ocean

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This stunning photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Dec. 17, 2013. “String of atolls in the Pacific Ocean. The next week will be busy with space walks so not much tweeting from here. Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio on ISS: Floating Geo-Space Bug and Suits

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo of a floating Geo-Space Bug TB5JJN1 and space suit was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio on Nov. 17, 2013. “The Geo-Space Bug TB5JJN1 floats in space station airlock with the suits we use for space walks,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio 'Stands' in ISS Cupola

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo of NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio was taken in the cupola of the International Space Station on Nov. 17, 2013. “'Standing' in Cupola somewhere over southern end of South America. That is not one small step,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio Takes Stunning Image of ISS Array Panels

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This cool photo of two array panels was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio on Nov. 14, 2013. “Did you know the Space Station gets 100% of its electricity from solar power? Here are 2 of the 16 array panels,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio: Progress Launch Out of Baikonur

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo was tweeted by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio while aboard the ISS on Feb. 6, 2014. “A progress launch out of Baikonur (Wed) as seen from ISS. 6 hours later it docked. I've seen 2 launches in 2 days now,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio Snaps Amazing Photo of Grand Canyon from ISS

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

Station by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio on Nov. 15, 2013. “The Grand Canyon (USA). Looks inverted from space,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio on ISS: Russian Soyuz Space Capsule

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo of the Russian Soyuz space capsule was taken from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio on Nov. 12, 2013. “My 1st tweet of pic from ISS! Bounced off 3 satellites, thru 2 email accounts, & 2 round trips to ISS. My Soyuz,” Mastracchio tweeted.

Rick Mastracchio on ISS: Travel Bug TB5JJN1’s First Appearance

Rick Mastracchio (via Twitter as @AstroRM)

This photo of NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio with travel bug TB5JJN1 was taken aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 12, 2013. “The travel bug TB5JJN1 makes its first appearance! In the cupola of the space station. Has a long journey ahead of it,” Mastracchio tweeted.

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