Space Station Photos: Expedition 54 Crew in Orbit

What a Cutie


On the International Space Station, Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai works with the SPHERES-zero-gravity robot.

Putting in the Work


Inside the Combustion Integrated Rack gear, NASA astronaut Joe Acaba performs maintenance on wire connections and completes other tasks.

Olaf the Poodle


To help indicate "zero-G" inside the Cupola module, Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov took this photo of a toy poodle named Olaf who flew with him during a previous spaceflight in 2014-2015.

Takin' a Breather


NASA astronauts Scott Tingle (left) and Mark Vande Hei float in the Destiny laboratory module reviewing final science cargo operations before the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was released on Jan. 13.



On Jan. 18, 2018, during a fit check, NASA's Joe Acaba (left) helps JAXA's Norishige Kanai and NASA's Mark Vande Hei prepare for a spacewalk to complete work on the latching end effector on the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

Astronaut Norishige Kanai Spacesuit Arms


Astronaut Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency tries on a pair of spacesuit sleeves inside the Quest airlock of the International Space Station.

Spacewalk Selfie

Mark Vande Hei/NASA

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei snapped this selfie outside the International Space Station during the first spacewalk of 2018 on Jan. 23.

Space Selfie Take 2


During a spacewalk on Jan. 23, 2018, NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei captured this selfie with his helmet visor up.

Scott Tingle Takes a Spacewalk


NASA astronaut Scott Tingle is pictured during a spacewalk on Jan. 23, 2018, when he and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei swapped out a degraded latching end effector on the Canadarm2 robotic arm.

Russian EVA Prep


Cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin (left) and Anton Shkaplerov are pictured in their Russian Orlan spacesuits during a fit check on Jan. 31, 2018.

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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.