Space Station Photos: Expedition 50 Astronauts in Action

Space Superheroes

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

Upside-Down?

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There is no upside-down in space! Expedition 50 crewmembers demonstrate this concept at the International Space Station on Jan. 21, 2017.

Infinite Astronaut Photo

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Thomas Pesquet poses with a photo of several of his astronaut predecessors taken aboard the International Space Station.

Home-Grown Space Lettuce

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Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA floats next to a collection of lettuce grown aboard the International Space Station. The ongoing Veggie experiment is investigating the ability to grow fresh vegetables in microgravity to supplement crew diets, something that will be an important addition on the journey to Mars.

Andrei Borisenko

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Russian cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko gathers equipment inside the Russian segment aboard the International Space Station. A Russian Orlan spacesuit, used by crewmembers when spacewalking outside of the Russian segment, can be seen floating at the top of the frame.

Farewell, HTV-6!

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After the Japanese cargo craft HTV-6 successfully departed the International Space Station on Jan. 27, Expedition 50 crewmembers stuck a commemorative sticker inside the station and signed it, as per ISS tradition.

Cupola Selfie

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Thomas Pesquet takes a selfie in the Cupola with the HTV-6 cargo craft visible in the background.

Behind the Walls of the Space Station

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"In microgravity, you can tilt a 200-kg rack with just one finger," Thomas Pesquet wrote when he shared this photo on social media.

Behind the Walls of the Space Station

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Walls inside the ISS are more like racks, Pesquet wrote. "They can be dedicated to ventilation, cooling, navigation computers, science, or many other things, but are always full of technology. Sometimes we need to get behind them for maintenance or upgrades, and only then do we get to touch the thin metal layer that isolates us form the vacuum of space."

Super Bowl LI

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NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson (left) and Shane Kimbrough chose their teams before watching the 2017 Super Bowl LI from space. [Read the full story.]

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