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It's a crazy thought, but the world's only manned space station right now — one built by the sweat of countries all the world over — is celebrating ten years of being continuously inhabited by a crew. In fact, this very day marks that milestone, and to celebrate, we've scrounged up 25 of the coolest images showing what it's like to live in orbit.
As America's space ambitions wane on a national level — NASA is currently being retooled to pursue next generation technology and not manned missions — China is looking to expand its presence in orbit. The country wants to have both crew and lab modules in space by 2020.
During his time on the International Space Station, astronaut Don Pettit captured what few of us terrestrials will ever get to see with our own eyes: the Earth from orbit. It's a breathtaking sight, and Pettit was good enough to turn his snaps into a gorgeous time-lapse.
It was actually astronaut Naoko Yamazaki's seven-year-old daughter who posed the scientific question to be tested. She asked her space-bound mother why, in a bubble bath, bubbles appear to be clear even if the bubble bath mixture is a fun...