"Holiday Island." towards the end of the mission, as we were starting to think more of home, we began planning our dream holidays. Each astronaut would pick their ultimate getaway island. This was mine.
–11 June 2016 over the Aldabra Islands, Seychelles.
My ride home. Our Soyuz TMA-19M spacecraft looking as good as the day she was launched into orbit. This was our lifeboat for six months had we needed to return to Earth in a hurry. The Progress cargo spacecraft (right) is also docked to the ISS and looks very similar to a Soyuz.
Great to see DIWATA-1, the first Filipino microsatellite, launched today from the Space Station. This 50 kg microsatellite was developed by scientists in the Philippines and Japan to provide satellite images for environmental monitoring and meteorological applications.
–27 April 2016 over the North Atlantic Ocean.
Rio Santa Cruz in all its glory! The stunning turquoise of this glacial river is incredibly distinctive from space. Flowing from the ice fields of Patagonia, it winds its way eastwards across Argentina to spill into the South Atlantic.
–23 March 2016, over Rio Bote, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
Stunning Viedma glacier in the Southern Patagonian Ice Field.
–24 March 2016 El Chalten, Santa Cruz Province, Argentina.
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