International Space Station

At about 8 a.m. ET today, far above Earth, astronaut Jeff Williams floated out a hatch and then welcomed Kate Rubins into the void.

"OK Kate, come on out," said Williams.

More than 2 tons of supplies and gear are speeding toward the International Space Station, after a SpaceX Falcon rocket launched early Monday from Cape Canaveral, Fla. The cargo includes a new port that will standardize how spacecraft connect to the station.

Gently bouncing up and down in microgravity aboard the International Space Station, NASA's Jeffrey Williams delivered a message to the people of Earth.

"Monday, May 16, 2016, at 06:10 at GMT, the ISS will begin its 100,000th orbit as it crosses the equator," Williams said in a video, calling the feat a "significant milestone."

Today was trash day on the International Space Station, and as you might expect, it's not as simple as rolling a can out to the curb. Instead, a used resupply capsule was stuffed with 1.5 tons of trash and cut loose.

NASA

Two holographic devices made by Microsoft and NASA are scheduled to lift off in a spacecraft from Cape Canaveral this Sunday on a resupply mission headed for the International Space Station. Astronauts on board the space station, including Scott Kelly, will test out the high-tech headsets.

Here's one way they could be used: Say something breaks on the space station and you need to fix it. You're orbiting 200 miles away from earth and need to reach an expert at Mission Control in Houston.

“The food’s not so bad,” says Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield shared video of himself enjoying a post-lunch dessert of chocolate pudding cake and coffee.

Hadfield let the cake float out of its container in the gravity-free space before chasing after it a la Homer Simpson

Chris Hadfield / Canadian Space Agency

“One quick look at our planet reminds me of the importance of Earth Day,” says Col. Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut serving as commander of the International Space Station.

Hadfield has taken many a looks at our planet, taking photos and sharing snapshots of various corners of our planet, including our own.

"Looking out the windows of ISS (International Space Station), every day is Earth Day,” Hadfield said. "I have never had more love and respect for our planet than I do now, seeing it this way."

Col. Chris Hadfield / Canadian Space Agency

It appears the Seattle area is just as picturesque when seen from afar. 

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield has been wowing us Earthlings with snapshots of all corners of the Earth as seen from the International Space Station. 

And on Saturday, it was Seattle's turn to shine in the spotlight. Hadfield shared two photos of the Puget Sound area.

Well, the tears don’t fall. And you’ll want a handkerchief, says Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield.

“It just forms a ball on my eyes,” he says. “So if you keep crying, you’re just going to end up with a bigger and bigger ball of water in your eye.”