Russian cosmonaut Pyotr Dubrov took extraordinary photos of the International Space Station (ISS). The images showed the best angle of the space laboratory, with the Earth in the background.
The incredible photos were released after Dubrov returned to the planet, on a flight together with compatriot Anton Shkaplerov and American Mark Vande Hei.
Before returning, Shkaplerov handed over command of the Station to NASA astronaut Thomas Marshburn on March 29.
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The handover took place after the invasion of Ukraine and amid tensions between the Russians and the international community.
“People have problems on Earth. In orbit, we are a crew. I think the ISS is a symbol of friendship and cooperation, as a symbol of future space exploration,” Shkaplerov said at the handover.
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Dubrov’s images have been pointed out not only as a symbol of the station’s beauty, but also of the continuity of cooperation between the two countries, currently at risk.
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