Knowledge is Power
At the Baikonur space museum, backup crewmembers for Expedition 52/53 learn about the Soyuz rocket.
In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 52/53 backup crewmembers take in a statue of Mikhail Ryazanskiy — space designer and grandfather of Sergey Ryazanskiy, prime crewmember in Expedition 53.
In preparation for launch up to the ISS for a four and a half month mission, NASA's Randy Bresnik waits for a pressure suit check.
Expedition 53/54 crewmembers (left to right) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei pose for a photograph outside the Soyuz simulator ahead of their Soyuz qualification exams on Aug. 31, 2017, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.
A Lasting Mark
More pre-launch ceremonies leads JAXA's Norishige Kania to sign a mural inside the Baikonur space museum.
How to Walk
ESA's Paolo Nespoli participates in spacewalk training in preparation for Expedition 52/53.
Flight engineer Paolo Nespoli practices for his upcoming spacewalks with a technician.
Learning the Machines
To get ready for the upcoming stay on the ISS, NASA's Randy Bresnik learns how to use the ROBO Track & Capture system at the Johnson Space Center.
Good Morning, Earth
On the International Space Station, morning surrounds the crew with the beauty of Earth.