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Himalaya from the International Space Station. In addition to looking heavenward, NASA helps the world see the Earth in ways no one else can. Astronauts on board the International Space Station recently took advantage of their unique vantage point to photograph the Himalayas, looking south from over the Tibetan Plateau. The perspective is illustrated by the summits of Makalu [left (8,462 metres; 27,765 feet)], Everest [middle (8,848 metres; 29,035 feet)] , Lhotse [middle (8,516 metres; 27,939 feet)] and Cho Oyu [right (8,201 metres; 26,906 feet)] -- at the heights typically flown by commercial aircraft.

Deutsch: Der Himalaya von oben gesehen
Suomi: Himalaja kansainväliseltä avaruusasemalta kuvattuna
日本語: 国際宇宙ステーションから撮影したヒマラヤ山脈。チベット高原から南方を見た時の図。エベレストが中央付近に見える。



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English: Himalaya from the International Space Station.
Deutsch: Das Himalaya-Gebirge von der ISS aus
Français : Le plateau du Tibet (premier plan) et l' Himalaya depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale ( ISS)

Aragonés: Himalaya dende a Estazión Espazial Internazional.
Brezhoneg : Pladenn Tibet (war an araog) hag an Himalaya gwelet eus ar ( Savlec'h Egorel Etrebroadel (ISS)
Česky: Snímek Himalájí pořízený z Mezinárodní vesmírné stanice.
Cymraeg: Mynyddoedd yr Himalayas, o'r Stesion Gofod Rhwngwladol.
Deutsch: Das Himalaya-Gebirge von der ISS aus
English: Himalaya from the International Space Station.
Suomi: Himalaja kansainväliseltä avaruusasema ISS:ltä kuvattuna
Français : Le plateau du Tibet (premier plan) et l' Himalaya depuis la Station Spatiale Internationale ( ISS)
Galego: O Himalaia dende a Estación Espacial Internacional.
日本語: 国際宇宙ステーションからの ヒマラヤ山脈
Latina: Imaus a Statione Siderali Internationali visus.
Nederlands: Himalaya gezien vanuit het International Space Station.
‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Himalaya sett frå den internasjonale romstasjonen.
Polski: Himalaje widziane z Międzynarodowej Stacji Kosmicznej
Português: Fotografia dos Himalaias a partir da Estação Espacial Internacional.
Русский: Гималаи с борта МКС.
Slovenčina: Záber Himalájí z Mezinárodnej vesmírnej stanice (ISS).
Slovenščina: Pogled na Himalajo z Mednarodne vesoljske postaje (ISS)
ไทย: เทือกเขาหิมาลัยในมุมมองจาก สถานีอวกาศนานาชาติ
简体中文: 国际空间站中看 喜马拉雅山

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