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In photos: The astronauts of Expedition 65 to the International Space Station

Expedition 65 is the 65th long-duration crewed mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and one of the busiest yet. 

The mission began on April 17, 2021 with seven crewmembers on board the orbiting lab: the three-person crew of the Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft and four astronauts with SpaceX's Crew-1 mission. When a second SpaceX Crew Dragon vehicle arrived with four additional Crew-2 astronauts on April 24, it brought the ISS population up to 11 inhabitants — almost double the typical crew size. 

See photos of the Expedition 65 crew in action in this Space.com gallery!

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Christine Lunsford
Christine Lunsford

Christine Lunsford joined the Space.com 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 Space.com, 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.