Expedition 50/51 launch
The Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 50 crewmembers NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos, and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Nov. 17 at 3:20 p.m. EST (2020 GMT).
The six-person crew of Expedition 50 celebrate Thanksgiving on the International Space Station on Nov. 24, 2016 with rehydrated turkey, stuffing, potatoes and vegetables.
Christmas dinner 2016
All six members of the Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station celebrated the holidays together with a festive meal.
In the cupola
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 50 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA sent holiday greetings and festive imagery from the cupola window on Dec. 18, 2016.
NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson works outside the International Space Station during a Jan. 6, 2017, spacewalk to update the outpost's power system.
Spacewalk prep work: Expedition 50
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.
Peggy Whitson in her EVA suit before her seventh spacewalk on Jan. 6, 2017.
Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough gear up for their spacewalk on Jan. 6, 2017.
Spacewalker at the door: Peggy Whitson
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.
As Thomas Pesquet worked on the space station's robotic arm from outside during a spacewalk on March 24, 2017, flight engineer Peggy Whitson operated the arm from inside the space station.