Monday, June 04, 2018

Goodbye Expedition 55 | International Space Station

The six member Expedition 55 crew aboard the International Space Station posed for a portrait in the Japanese Kibo laboratory module. Clockwise from left are Flight Engineers Norishige Kanai; NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel; Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Scott Tingle. In the center is International Space Station Expedition#55 Commander Anton Shkaplerov.

Next, the International Space Station Program turned its attention to the undocking Sunday, June 3 of Shkaplerov with crewmates Scott Tingle and Norishige Kanai inside the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft. The trio parachuted to a landing in Kazakhstan after 168 days in space.

The Expedition 56 crew—Commander Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold of NASA, and Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos—will operate the station and prepare for the arrival of three new crew members on Friday, June 8. Serena Auñón-Chancellor of NASA, Alexander Gerst of ESA (European Space Agency), and Sergey Prokopyev of Roscosmos are scheduled to launch Wednesday, June 6, from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. NASA Television will broadcast the launch and docking. NASA Television will broadcast the launch and docking.

Credit: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)/JSC
Image Date: May 5, 2018


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