New photos snapped by astronauts on theover the weekend show key areas of Washington, D.C., as it appears from 240 miles (386 kilometers) up. Two Americans, Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn, are living on the station, which Ford is commanding.
"This detailed view shows the Potomac River and its bridges at left, with National Mall at the center, stretching eastward from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument toward the Capitol building, where the inaugural ceremony will be held," NASA officials said in a statement.
NASA had a few different events planned for inaugural weekend. A group of the agency's astronauts and scientistsincluding "will march in the inaugural parade today alongside full-sized models of the Mars Curiosity Rover and the Orion Space Capsule.
The space station is currently home to six astronauts representing the United States, Russia and Canada. In addition to Marshburn and Ford, the crew includes three Russian cosmonauts and Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield.Hadfield even got in on the inaugural celebrations with a photo of Washington D.C. on Saturday (Jan. 19).