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21/11/2013 08:01 GMT | Updated 21/11/2013 08:15 GMT

ISS 15th Anniversary: Spacewalks, Chris Hadfield, Northern Lights And A Whole Lot More (VIDEOS)

Astronaut James H. Newman waves during a spacewalk preparing for release of the first combined elements of the International Space Station
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Astronaut James H. Newman waves during a spacewalk preparing for release of the first combined elements of the International Space Station

This week sees the 15th anniversary of the launch of the international space station.

The station, with a mass of almost a million pounds and the size of a football field, is second only to the moon as the brightest object in the night sky.

And it has seen some sights.

Here are some highlights...

Watching hurricanes from the ISS is awesome...

You can still get involved with things happening on Earth...

Even dust looks good from up there...

But your hairstyle goes to pot...

Commercial supply ships usher in a new age of space exploration...

And who could forget this...

Beer might make it to the ISS...

In fact, Chris Hadfield is worth a montage...

It's not just humans that go up...

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It doesn't always go to plan...

It doesn't get much more amazing than this...

You have to be imaginative in how you entertain yourself...

Fire in space acts crazy...

You're not immune from the perils of cyber-attack...

And returning to Earth is one hell of a trip...