A Sacred Day
In late 2018, the Expedition 58 mission began on the International Space Station. See how astronauts, lived, laughed and worked in space in our photo gallery here! This Photo: To celebrate Orthodox Christmas, a Russian holiday, Mission Control Center-Moscow provided a private recital for the ISS residents on Jan. 7, 2019.
Testing Useful Tech
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques set up the Bio-Monitor on Jan. 16, 2019. The Canadian technology will be used not only to track astronaut health, but also has the potential to assist people on Earth living far from medical facilities.
Returning to Earth
Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques bids SpaceX's Dragon cargo craft farewell, as it heads back to Earth, returning experiments to the scientists who created them.
The Canadarm2 robotic arm releases the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft to begin its departure back to Earth on Jan. 13, 2019. In the foreground of the image, the cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays of the U.S. Cygnus resupply ship are visible.
Readying for Departure
With the Indian Ocean some 258 miles below, the Canadarm2 robotic arm, vertically splitting the image, gets into place to grapple the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft. The craft, attached to the Harmony module, will shortly be prepared for its journey back to Earth.
Off and Away
Gripping the SpaceX cargo ship, the Canadarm2 slowly but surely moves the craft carefully away from the ISS for a safe beginning of the journey home.
A Unique Piece of Equipment
While attached to the ISS on Jan. 7, 2019, the U.S. Cygnus space freighter from Northrup Grumman deploys its cymbal-shaped UltraFlex solar arrays. Visible just below the freighter, the ISS' cupola is visible.
Cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Oleg Kononenko and the rest of the Expedition 58 crewmembers celebrate the triumphant completion of a spacewalk.
Aboard the International Space Station, each day includes taking part in research about the universe, the Earth, and the creatures that live on it, and according to astronaut Anna McClain it's "really phenomenal," especially when doing science on the ceiling.
The SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, with solar arrays deployed, sits at the International Space Station connected to the Harmony module. On Earth some 258 miles below, the eastern coast of South Africa and the Indian Ocean whirl by.
The Dragon and The Arm
On Dec. 22, 2018, this image of the SpaceX Dragon cargo craft, alongside the Canadarm2 robotic arm on the International Space Station displays Earth, 251 miles away. The ISS passes over the Atlantic Ocean, almost above Morocco.