Space Station Photos: Expedition 53 Mission Crew in Orbit

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Meet the Crew

Meet the Crew

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The Expedition 53 crew consists of (from left) are Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos and Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA. Standing in the back (from left) are NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei, Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency.

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Expedition 52/53

Expedition 52/53

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Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency, left; Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos; and Randy Bresnik of NASA pose for a photograph outside the Soyuz simulator.

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Expedition 53/54

Expedition 53/54

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Expedition 53/54 crewmembers (from left) NASA astronaut Joe Acaba, Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin and NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei.

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Blast Off!

Blast Off!

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On Friday, July 28, 2017, Soyuz MS-05 left the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan aiming for the International Space Station.

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Success

Success

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On Friday, July 28, 2017, the Soyuz MS-05 successfully defeated gravity, launching Expedition 52 crewmembers into orbit, headed for the ISS.

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Paolo Nespoli & Randy Bresnik

Paolo Nespoli & Randy Bresnik

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Astronauts and Expedition 52-53 crew members Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency and Randy Bresnik of NASA shake hands in space.

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Randy Bresnik

Randy Bresnik

NASA astronaut and ISS flight engineer Randy Bresnik takes photos of Earth from the Cupola window.

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Hurricane Irma by Randy Bresnik – Sept. 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma by Randy Bresnik - Sept. 9, 2017

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Hurricane Irma approaches Florida on Sept. 9, 2017 in this view from the International Space Station by NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik.

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Pomp and Circumstance

Pomp and Circumstance

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Expedition 52/53 backup crew (left to right), JAXA’s Norishige Kanai, Roscosmos’ Alexander Misurkin and NASA’s Mark Vande Hei take part in a traditional ceremony on July 18, 2017.

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Keeping Traditions

Keeping Traditions

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As part of traditional pre-launch ceremonies, Expedition 52/53 backup crewmembers partake in tea inside a tent at Baikonur’s space museum.

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Ready for Take Off

Ready for Take Off

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Flight engineers, from left to right, Paolo Nespoli of ESA, Sergei Ryazanskiy or Roscosmos and NASA’s Randy Bresnik, walk toward the launch pad, preparing for the July 28 launch of Expedition 52.

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Suited Up

Suited Up

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From inside the Soyuz MS-05, NASA’s Randy Bresnik waits for technicians to complete a pressure suit check on his Russian Sokol Suit. He and his fellow crewmembers Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA headed to the ISS on July 28 for a four and a half month mission.

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Knowledge is Power

Knowledge is Power

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At the Baikonur space museum, backup crewmembers for Expedition 52/53 learn about the Soyuz rocket.

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Paying Respects

Paying Respects

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In Baikonur, Kazakhstan, Expedition 52/53 backup crewmembers take in a statue of Mikhail Ryazanskiy — space designer and grandfather of Sergey Ryazanskiy, prime crewmember in Expedition 53.

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Necessary Steps

Necessary Steps

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In preparation for launch up to the ISS for a four and a half month mission, NASA’s Randy Bresnik waits for a pressure suit check.

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Expedition 53/54

Expedition 53/54

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Expedition 53/54 crewmembers (left to right) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei pose for a photograph outside the Soyuz simulator ahead of their Soyuz qualification exams on Aug. 31, 2017, at the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia.

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A Lasting Mark

A Lasting Mark

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More pre-launch ceremonies leads JAXA’s Norishige Kania to sign a mural inside the Baikonur space museum.

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How to Walk

How to Walk

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ESA’s Paolo Nespoli participates in spacewalk training in preparation for Expedition 52/53.

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Practice, Practice

Practice, Practice

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Flight engineer Paolo Nespoli practices for his upcoming spacewalks with a technician.

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Learning the Machines

Learning the Machines

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To get ready for the upcoming stay on the ISS, NASA’s Randy Bresnik learns how to use the ROBO Track & Capture system at the Johnson Space Center.

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Good Morning, Earth

Good Morning, Earth

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On the International Space Station, morning surrounds the crew with the beauty of Earth.

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