The International Space Station's Expedition 60 crew began their space journey as part of the Expedition 59 team in March 2019, officially taking over as Expedition 60 in July.
See photos from Expedition 60 space mission here, including astronaut photos and views of Earth from space!
In this photo, NASA astronauts Christina Koch (left), Nick Hague (center) and Andrew Morgan pose for a selfie inside the International Space Station's Cupola observation module as a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft hovers just outside the orbiting laboratory in July.
On Aug, 2, 2019, Expedition 60 crewmembers congregate in the Zvezda service module's galley to eat dinner.
Capturing Earth as Art
From the U.S. Destiny laboratory module's WORF (Window Observation Research Facility) Christina Koch, wearing special safety goggles, photographs Earth's landmarks.
Milky Way as Backdrop
On July 9, 2019, orbiting 258 miles above the Bay of Bengal, the Progress 72 resupply ship docks to the Pirs module on the International Space Station. Earth's atmosphere glows below and a lit airlock window shines brightly.
Inspecting the Equipment
On July 2, 2019, NASA's Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Nick Hague inspects life support equipment and replaces necessary hardware in the ISS's Harmony module.
Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 60 Flight Engineer Christina Koch of NASA partially installs cables to support Canadarm2 robotic arm operations inside the Unity module.
NASA's Christine Koch, an Expedition 60 Flight Engineer, uses fluid behavior to playfully demonstrate microgravity aboard the International Space Station on July 29, 2019.
Glowing Earth and the Moon
Earth's atmospheric glow, the Moon and a starry orbital nighttime offer a cosmic backdrop to the International Space Station as it orbits 256 miles above the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian island chain.
After separating and being released by the Canadarm2 robotic arm, Northrop Grumman's Cygnus space freighter begins its return to Earth.
Inside the Cupola, flight engineer Christina Koch of NASA trains on the robotics workstation in preparation for the next SpaceX Dragon cargo craft arrival.
Inside the International Space Station's Harmony module, Luca Parmitano and Christina Koch pose for a picture as Nick Hague inspects and cleans parts of the U.S. Destiny laboratory module.
Between the Columbus and Harmony modules, Expedition 60 crewmembers, from left, Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, Luca Parmitano of the ESA and Drew Morgan of NASA, pose for a photo.
At the ISS's "window to the world," the seven-windowed Cupola, flight engineer Drew Morgan is seen with the Caspian Sea as the backdrop 261 miles below.
Faint Crescent Moon
As the International Space Station orbits 262 miles over the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, a waning crescent moon glows faintly in the background.
On July 27, 2019, the SpaceX Dragon space freighter approaches the ISS as Luca Parmitano and Christina Koch use the Canadarm2 robotic arm to grapple the commercial resupply ship.
Approaching the ISS
Following the launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Soyuz MS-13 crew ship approaches the International Space Station and prepares to dock at the Zvezda service module.
Members of the media are silhouetted against the bright fire from the Soyuz rocket blasts as the Expedition 60 crewmembers rise to the ISS.
Expedition 60 crewmembers Commander Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos, flight engineer Drew Morgan of NASA and flight engineer Luca Parmitano of ESA ride inside the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft to the International Space Station where they will join fellow crewmembers Commander Alexey Ovchinin or Roscosmos and NASA flight engineers Nick Hague and Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station.
Rockets blast brightly as the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft is lifted toward space with the Expedition 60 crew safely inside.
Following ignition of the engines, the Soyuz rocket begins to rise from the launchpad at Biakonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Russia.
Rockets burst to life as the Soyuz MS-13 rocket launch begins on Expedition 60 to orbit.
Expedition 60 crewmembers rise high inside the Soyuz MS-13 as it launches into the atmosphere.
Before heading to the launch pad at the Biakonur Cosmodrome, the Expedition 60 crew report to mission managers in their Russian Sokol suits.
Boarding the Craft
The Soyuz rocket stands at the ready after the Expedition 60 crewmembers arrived and boarded in preparation for the upcoming launch.