The International Space Station (ISS) has been occupied by a German man for 100 days, and he shared a photo of himself inside the module.

The astronauts from the European Space Agency arrived at the International Space Station in November of 2021.

Astronaut Matthias Maurer aboard the space station.

The first 100 days of a six-month mission are marked by a lighthearted message from the European Space Agency.

That's 100 days.

– being poked/prodded for science – running experiments – maintaining the @Space_Station – taking photos of Earth

– recording ISS tours & more! How he’s keepin’ it 100”

#ICYMI @astro_matthias marked 100 days in space for #CosmicKiss 🎉 That's 100 days of:💉being poked/prodded for science🧪running experiments

🔩maintaining the @Space_Station

📸taking photos of 🌍

📹 recording ISS tours & more! How he's keepin' it 100 👉

— Human Spaceflight (@esaspaceflight) February 25, 2022

The seven-window Cupola is a key part of the International Space Station that offers astronauts expansive views of the orbital facility, Earth, and beyond.

It is from here that astronauts take many of their stunning photos of Earth, with Maurer sharing some of his own impressive efforts on social media.

The module is useful for keeping an eye on spacewalks outside the space station, as well as allowing astronauts to monitor and assist spacecraft approaching and departing the space station.

During his first-ever space mission, Maurer has been busy.

Life on the space station is different than back on terra firma because of the microgravity conditions, but still involves the kind of chores experienced by many people back on terra firma.

A process that involves connecting a trimmer to a vacuum cleaner's hose to ensure the cut hair doesn't float off and cause problems on the station is what Maurer recently had.

We have seen Maurer working out using some of the space station's fitness equipment, which is vital for maintaining muscle mass and bone density in the challenging microgravity conditions. During a mission, astronauts are required to take two hours of physical exercise each and every day.

While using a vacuum cleaner in space looks a lot more fun than it does on Earth, where gravity results in a more mundane experience, Maurer plays his part in keeping the space station clean.

On Earth, untangling a headphone wire is just as annoying as it is on the hand.

The crew will return to Earth at the end of April 2022.

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