See What Life Is Like Inside the International Space Station

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
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Living at the International Space Station can be difficult and even hazardous even in the best of times, but six astronauts are confined this week to just a handful of living modules after a cooling system had to be shut down because of temperature fluctuations.

NASA engineers are working around the clock in so-called "Tiger Teams" to isolate and find solutions to the cooling problems while astronauts on board prepare for a worst-case scenario: performing a space walk to fix a valve on the outside of the station.

Take a look at these photos of what life is like aboard the ISS:

PHOTO: A photograph of the galley in the Unity node
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PHOTO: A photograph of the galley in the Unity node

PHOTO: In this photo taken March 20, 2009, astronaut Koichi Wakata works out on the Advanced Resistance Exercise Device
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PHOTO: In this photo taken March 20, 2009, astronaut Koichi Wakata works out on the "Advanced Resistance Exercise Device"

PHOTO: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, of the United States, posted this photo of his sleeping quarters
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PHOTO: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, of the United States, posted this photo of his sleeping quarters

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
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PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
NASA
PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
NASA
PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
NASA
PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station

PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station
NASA
PHOTO: Life aboard the International Space Station

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