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incoming spacecraft! πŸš€ european astronaut alexander gerst (@astro_alex_esa) captured these images sept. 27 from the vantage point of the international space station (@iss), sharing it and saying, β€œit's always fascinating to see a spacecraft approaching us.” the spacecraft approaching the station was a japanese cargo spacecraft loaded with more than five tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiments for the crew. gerst is currently one of six humans aboard the orbiting laboratory. each day, the station completes 16 orbits of our home planet as the six humans living and working aboard the station conduct important science and research. their work will not only benefit life here on earth, but will help us venture deeper into space than ever before. credit: esa/nasa-a.gerst #nasa #space #astronaut #spacestation #views #earth #earthviews #blue #planet #orbit #spacecraft #internationalspacestation #land #home #picoftheday

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