Picture of the day for December 30 2016 by Nasa A satellite is ejected from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Small Satellite Orbital Deployer on the International Space Station on Dec. 19 2016. The satellite is actually two small satellites that once at a safe distance from the station separated from each other but were still connected by a 100-meter-long Kevlar tether.
Expedition 50 Crew Launches to the International Space Station
Picture of the day for November 18 2016 by Nasa In this one second exposure photograph the Soyuz MS-03 spacecraft is seen launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome with Expedition 50 crewmembers NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson Russian cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy of Roscosmos and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan Friday Nov. 18 2016 Kazakh time (Nov 17 EST).
NASA Astronaut Shane Kimbrough on Jan. 13 Spacewalk Expedition 50 Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA at work outside the International Space Station on Jan. 13 2017 in a photo taken by fellow spacewalker Thomas Pesquet of ESA. The two astronauts successfully installed three new adapter plates and hooked up electrical connections for three of the six new lithium-ion batteries on the station.
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Astronauts Kate Rubins and Jeff Williams Prepare For a Spacewalk Expedition 48 crew members Kate Rubins (left) and Jeff Williams (right) of NASA outfit spacesuits inside of the Quest airlock aboard the International Space Station. Rubins and Williams will conduct a spacewalk on Friday Aug. 19 2016 to install a new docking port that will enable the future arrival of U.S. commercial crew spacecraft.