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Dan Burbank

"Planet Earth is a wonderful place and it’s spectacular to view from the space station. I think it’s too small for the human species - maybe not from the perspective of the number of humans, but for our imagination. I ...

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A Salute To All The Coasties Out There

We had just passed over Kamchatka, Russia where I took a picture of about 20 of the many dozens of the volcanoes there. The sun angle was low making the volcanoes practically jump out at me. Along the coast in the foreground you can see wisps of what looks like milk in the water. Those are ice flows that are ...Keep Reading

A Beacon For The Holidays

Welcoming our new crewmates, Oleg Kononenko, Andre Kuipers and Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station on Friday was wonderful, made all the more so as it came just before Christmas. Anton Shkaplerov, Anatoly Ivanishin and I have been operating the ISS ourselves for over a month and are happy to have reinforcements, but also very glad to be able ...Keep Reading

The Most Beautiful Holiday Card

Our planet is so beautiful, peaceful and serene when you look at it from space - the most beautiful holiday card you could imagine. On behalf of my crewmates Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, we wish everyone on planet Earth, a happy, safe and most of all, peaceful holiday season. Editor's note: Would you like to send your good wishes ...Keep Reading