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Amazing Space Station Photos by Expedition 42 Astronauts

Expedition 42 View of the Alps From Space

NASA/ESA/Samantha Cristoforetti

Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) took this photograph of the Alps from the International Space Station.

Expedition 42 Launches to the International Space Station

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

The Soyuz TMA-15M rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Nov. 24, 2014.

Expedition 42 Crew Poster and Hitchhiker's Guide

NASA

The official crew poster for the International Space Station's 42nd expedition parodies "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Expedition 42 Measuring Clouds and Aerosols From the Space Station

NASA

Clouds can be observed from the International Space Station moving across Earth’s surface, as in this image of New Zealand taken by Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti.

Expedition 42 Close-up View of Chemistry Experiment Hardware

NASA

Aboard the International Space Station this image is a close-up view of hardware for a chemistry experiment and was taken in the Rassvet Mini-Research Module.

Expedition 42 Soyuz Rollout

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

After rollout, gantry arms move in on the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft at the launch pad on Nov. 21, 2014 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft After Raising

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

After being raised into a vertical position on the launch pad on Nov. 21, 2014, the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft awaits launch.

Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft Raising

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

Workers raise the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft into position on the launch pad, Nov. 21, 2014, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft Rollout

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

On a train, the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft rolls out to the launch pad on Nov. 21, 2014, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft on a Train

NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

On a train, the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft rolls out to the launch pad on Nov. 21, 2014, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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