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Space Station Photos: Expedition 50 Astronauts in Action

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Shane Kimbrough scans and sorts the Cargo Transfer Bags that arrived with the SpaceX Dragon cargo delivery.

Face-off

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Thomas Pesquet comes face-to-face with Robonaut 3, a droid-like robot at the International Space Station.

Space Gardener

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Peggy Whitson grows lettuce for the VEGGIE experiment.

SPHERES

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Shane Kimbrough works with a pair of bowling-ball sized satellites known as SPHERES, or Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites.

SPHERES-Halo

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Shane Kimbrough performs the SPHERES-Halo experiment, which uses two small satellites (SPHERES) fitted with donut-like rings to test wireless power transfer and formation flight using electromagnetic fields.

Floating in the Activity Module

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Shane Kimbrough performs the SPHERES-Halo experiment, which uses two small satellites (SPHERES) fitted with donut-like rings to test wireless power transfer and formation flight using electromagnetic fields.

Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform

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Peggy Whitson removes the Multi-Purpose Experiment Platform from inside the Japanese Kibo airlock, which is used to deploy scientific payloads from inside the station.

Haptics-2

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Thomas Pesquet works on the European Haptics-2 experiment, a technology demonstration experiment aimed at validating control interactions to take place between space and ground, allowing a person in space to control robots on Earth.

Kibo Load

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Thomas Pesquet works to load gear inside the Kibo laboratory module’s airlock.

Frozen Organics

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough loads organic samples into the Minus Eighty Degree Laboratory Freezer before sending them back to Earth on the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft.

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