Space Station Photos: Expedition 54 Crew in Orbit

SpaceX Dragon Returns with More Cargo


The SpaceX Dragon cargo resupply spacecraft is pictured outside the Harmony module as the International Space Station orbited above Brazil on Jan. 7, 2018. This was the second cargo mission for this particular Dragon; it made another delivery in April 2015.

Goodbye, Dragon!


The SpaceX Dragon is seen through the windows of the Cupola observatory moments before ground controllers remotely commanded the space station's Canadarm2 robotic arm to release the resupply ship from its grips. The Dragon returned to Earth on Jan. 13, 2018 with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean.

Two Climates Spotted in the Mountains


A photo taken by one of the Expedition 54 crewmembers on Dec. 27, 2017 shows a drastic difference in climate between the Himalayan mountains (left) and the Tibetan highlands of western China (right).

The Patch


NASA's official mission insignia for the Expedition 54 mission.

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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.