Space Station Photos: Expedition 54 Crew in Orbit

Expedition 54 Family Portrait


(Clockwise from bottom) Expedition 54 Cmdr. Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos; NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba; Roscosmos cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov; Astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency; NASA astronaut Scott Tingle

Best. Movie. Night. Ever.


Inside the Unity module aboard the ISS, the Expedition 54 crew participate in a cosmic screening of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

Celebrating a Milestone


On Jan. 23, 2018, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov celebrates his 400th day in space.

Russia's Record-Breaking Spacewalk


A Russian cosmonaut works outside of the International Space Station's Zvezda module during a record-breaking spacewalk on Feb. 2. Clad in their Russian Orlan spacesuits, cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Anton Shkaplerov spent 8 hours and 13 minutes installing a new electronics box for a high-gain antenna and broke the record for the longest Russian spacewalk in history.

Let's Celebrate #Boricua Style


From aboard the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba participates in the first parranda — a Puerto Rican holiday music festivity — in space!

Caribbean Islands Seen from Space


This photo taken during Expedition 54 shows the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

Scott Tingle


NASA astronaut Scott Tingle works on a U.S. spacesuit inside the Quest airlock in early January before a pair of robotics maintenance spacewalks were scheduled to begin.

And to All a Good Night!


On Christmas Eve, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei prepares for festivities aboard the ISS.

Christmas Sunrise


The sun rises over the Pacific Ocean in this stunning photo taken from the International Space Station on Dec. 25, 2017.

Happy New Year!


The Expedition 54 crew (from left: Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, NASA astronauts Scott Tingle, Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, and, floating above, Japanese taikonaut Norishige Kanai) wish the world a great 2018 as the crew celebrates from the ISS.

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.