The ISS's Work Station Puts Your Home Office to Shame

By Chris Mills on at

I like to think I have a pretty decent home office, but it's nothing at all compared to where the Space Station's astronauts get to work all day long.

This shot, taken a few weeks ago, shows the interior of the Cupola module. The windows let the astronauts look out on the vacuum of space, but also the giant robotic arm they use during spacewalks. The work station lets the astronauts control Candarm2, which is used to grab onto visiting cargo ships (and floating astronauts). Sure beats my joystick setup. [NASA]