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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst posted this photograph taken
from the International Space Station to social media
on Aug. 29, 2014, writing, "words can't describe how it feels flying through an
#aurora. I wouldn't even know where to begin…."
Crewmembers on the space station photograph
the Earth from their unique point of view located 200 miles above the
surface. Photographs record how the planet is changing over time, from
human-caused changes like urban growth and reservoir construction, to natural
dynamic events such as hurricanes, floods and volcanic eruptions. Crewmembers
have been photographing Earth from space since the early Mercury missions
beginning in 1961. The continuous images taken from the space station ensure
this record remains unbroken.
On Tuesday, Sept. 9 aboard
the space station, cosmonaut Max Suraev of Roscosmos takes the helm when
Expedition 40 Commander Steve Swanson hands over control during a Change of
Command Ceremony at 5:15 p.m. EDT. Suraev will lead Expedition 41 and stay in
orbit until November with Gerst and NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman. Soyuz Commander
Alexander Skvortsov, Swanson and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev will complete
their mission Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:01 p.m. when they undock in their Soyuz
TMA-12M spacecraft from the Poisk docking compartment for a parachute-assisted
landing on the steppe of Kazakhstan a little less than 3.5 hours later.