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Space Station Photos: Expedition 50 Astronauts in Action

Spacewalker at the Door: Peggy Whitson

Thomas Pesquet/ESA via Twitter

After a long spacewalk, NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson is seen entering the International Space Station's Quest airlock in this photo by ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet inside the station on Jan. 6, 2017.

Spacewalk Prep Work: Expedition 50

Thomas Pesquet/ESA via Twitter

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet poses for a photo with NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough as they prebreathe for a Jan. 6, 2017 spacewalk outside the International Space Station. [Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Space Station Power System Upgrade

Shane Kimbrough and EVA Suits

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NASA astronaut and current commander of the International Space Station Shane Kimbrough floats weightlessly next to two spacesuits. Kimbrough and the Expedition 50 crew performed routine maintenance on the spacesuits throughout December to prepare for spacewalks coming up in January 2017.

Expedition 50 Spacewalk 1: Teamwork

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NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough (left in red stripe) and Peggy Whitson work retrieve adapter plates outside the International Space Station during a Jan. 6, 2017 spacewalk to upgrade the orbiting laboratory's power system. [Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Space Station Power System Upgrade

Spacewalk

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Shane Kimbrough and Thomas Pesquet take a spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Glove Check

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Peggy Whitson takes photos of the EVA suit gloves to check for and document any damages. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Oleg Lends Spacewalkers a Hand

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy helped Whitson and Kimbrough get ready for their spacewalk. [Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Space Station Power System Upgrade

EVA Suit Check

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Expedition 50 astronauts prepare for a power system upgrade. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Welcome Back!

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Whitson and Kimbrough return from the first of two spacewalks the crew performed during a power system upgrade. [Spacewalking Astronauts Tackle Space Station Power System Upgrade

Space Superheroes

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Expedition 50 crewmembers pose as superheroes at the International Space Station on Jan. 21, 2017.

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