Space Station Photos: Expedition 50 Astronauts in Action

ISS Crewmates


International Space Station crew members prepare to work on their mechanical crewmate, Robonaut.

Pesquet & Kimbrough Selfie


Thomas Pesquet takes a selfie with Shane Kimbrough in the Cupola at the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon cargo ship can be seen through the window.



Astronaut Shane Kimbrough takes an out-of-this-world selfie during a spacewalk on March 24, 2017.

Pesquet Spacewalk Prep


In this photo taken on March 17, Pesquet preps a camera for Kimbrough to replace during their spacewalk together on March 24.

Peggy Whitson Cargo Bag Prank

Peggy Whitson/Twitter/NASA

NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson pops out of a cargo bag during a prank on the International Space Station on Feb. 13, 2017.

Macarons in Microgravity


Astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who celebrated his 39th birthday at the International Space Station on Feb. 27, chows down on some French macarons that arrived on SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft on Feb. 23.

Pesquet Prepares for EVA


Thomas Pesquet is pictured getting ready to head outside for his second spacewalk on March 24, 2017.



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.

Birthday Surprise! Space Station Astronaut Reunited with Saxophone


Space station astronaut Thomas Pesquet received a saxophone surprise for his birthday. It arrived on the SpaceX Dragon on Feb. 23 and was hidden by Pesquet's crewmates until his birthday on Feb. 27.

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