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Amazing Space Station Photos by Expedition 42 Astronauts

Expedition 42-43 Astronauts Training

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Expedition 42-43 astronauts do routine operations training for the International Space Station. From left, Terry Virts (NASA), Samantha Cristoforetti (European Space Agency) and Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos).

Expedition 42-43 Astronauts News Conference

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Expedition 42-43 astronauts participate in a news conference Sept. 18, 2014. From left, Samantha Cristoforetti (European Space Agency), Anton Shkaplerov (Roscosmos) and Terry Virts (NASA).

Expedition 42 Terry Virts and Traditional Door Signing Terry Virts and Traditional Door Signing

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Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA performs the traditional door signing at the Cosmonaut Hotel prior to departing the hotel for launch in a Soyuz rocket with fellow crewmates, Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA), Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 42 Barry Wilmore Works with New 3-D printer

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U.S. astronaut Barry (Butch) Wilmore is holding a 3-D coupon works with the new 3-D printer aboard the International Space Station.

Expedition 42 Trio Receives Traditional Blessing

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Expedition 42 Flight Engineer Terry Virts of NASA, left, Soyuz Commander Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), center, and Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA), right, receive the traditional blessing from a Russian Orthodox priest at the Cosmonaut Hotel prior to their launch on the Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

Expedition 42/43 Crew and Their Soyuz TMA-15M Spacecraft

NASA/Viktor Ivanov.

In the Integration Facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 42/43 crew members Terry Virts of NASA (left), Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos, center) and Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (right) pose for pictures Nov. 19 in front of their Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft during their second and final pre-launch "fit check" dress rehearsal activities.

Interior View from the International Space Station Cupola

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This image of the interior view from the International Space Station's Cupola module during Expedition 42 was taken on Jan. 4, 2015.

Wintery Northern Hemisphere Seen From the International Space Station

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An image of the wintery northern hemisphere from the International Space Station during Expedition 42 as part of their Earth Observation Program on Dec. 30, 2014.

Astronaut Barry Wilmore on the First of Three Spacewalks

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NASA astronaut Barry Wilmore works outside the International Space Station on the first of three spacewalks during Expedition 42 preparing the station for future arrivals by U.S. commercial crew spacecraft on Feb. 21, 2015.

Earth Sunrise from the International Space Station

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Earth sunrise as seen on the International Space Station during Expedition 42. The image was taken Jan. 18, 2015.

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