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Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer, before climbing aboard Soyuz TMA-5 spacecraft Oct. 5, 2004, at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan for a dress rehearsal of launch day activities. | NASA
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6 Astronaut Questions: An Astrodad's Perspective

Ex-NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao speaks with Discovery News to discuss being an astronaut, his perspective from orbit and how his unique experiences have shaped his young family.

June 15, 2013
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This picture, apparently the first verifiable photo showing the Great Wall of China from low earth orbit, was taken by International Space Station Commander Leroy Chiao on Nov. 24, 2004. | NASA
Astronaut Leroy Chiao, wearing a Russian Orlan spacesuit, participates in the first of two sessions of extravehicular activities (EVA) performed by the Expedition 10 crew during their six-month mission on Jan. 26, 2005.. | NASA
Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA ISS science officer, watches a water bubble float between him and the camera, showing his image refracted, on the International Space Station (ISS) in January, 2005. | NASA
Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA ISS science officer, signs the inside of a Russian search and rescue helicopter as is tradition for returning cosmonauts. | NASA
Astronaut Leroy Chiao, Expedition 10 commander and NASA International Space Station (ISS) science officer, gives a hearty "thumbs up" on Oct. 14, 2004, during the ride from the suit up facility at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the launch pad. | NASA