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Space Station Photos: Expedition 50 Astronauts in Action

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.]

Pesquet Runs Haptics-2 Experiment

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Running the Haptics-2 experiment, Thomas Pesquet tests telerobotics equipment that was linked to Earth. "I could 'feel' things on Earth through the joystick," Pesquet wrote on social media. The experiment tests ways for future astronauts to control rovers on another planet from orbit.

Rugby in Space!

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Thomas Pesquet watches a rugby game from the International Space Station.

Hello, Space!

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Shane Kimbrough emerges from the hatch during a spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Kimbrough During a Spacewalk

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough is pictured during a spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Pesquet in Space

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French astronaut Thomas Pesquet of the European Space Agency is seen during a spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

EVA Suit Headlights

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough is pictured checking out his EVA suit gloves and headlights inside the International Space Station on the day of his second spacewalk: Jan. 13, 2017. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Oleg Lends Spacewalkers a Hand

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Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy (middle) floats inside the Quest airlock along with Thomas Pesquet (left) and Shane Kimbrough (right) prior to the start of their spacewalk.

Spacewalking Muscles

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Pesquet flexes his spacewalking muscles before heading out into space for his first spacewalk on Jan. 13, 2017. A spacewalk is more of a climb than a walk, as the astronauts must hold onto the station at all times. [Astronauts Breeze Through Spacewalk to Boost Space Station Power Grid]

Purging Oxygen

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NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough (right) and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet (left) inside the Quest airlock during their pre-breathe session prior to a spacewalk. Astronauts breathe 100% oxygen prior to a spacewalk to help purge excess nitrogen from their blood stream and avoid decompression sickness.

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