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You could say that astronaut Dr Donald Pettit is the ultimate travel photographer…
Before joining NASA in 1996, Dr Donald Pettit worked for 12 years at the famous Los Alamos National Laboratory in Arizona, where his research included reduced gravity fluid flow.
Dr Pettit has spent a total of 370 days in space on three separate missions between November 2002 and July 2012.
Dr Pettit lived aboard the International Space Station (ISS) from 23 November 2002 to 3 May 2003, and again for more than six months from 21 December 2011 to 1 July 2012.
He was also aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on a 16-day mission during November 2008, which delivered a new kitchenette, two bedrooms and a bathroom to the ISS.