The International Space Station was orbiting about 256 miles above South Australia when a camera on board the orbital complex captured this celestial view of Earth's atmospheric glow and the Milky Way.
NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin embrace family members at Krayniy Airport in Kazakhstan after being retrieved from their Soyuz ballistic landing site. Their launch aboard the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft was aborted shortly after liftoff due to a rocket booster failure forcing an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. The duo was also greeted by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and other NASA and Roscosmos officials and personnel.
The Soyuz MS-10 rocket launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin aboard. Launch was aborted shortly afterward due to a Soyuz rocket booster failure and the crew landed safely back in Kazakhstan.
Live coverage of the launch of a NASA astronaut and a Roscosmos cosmonaut to the station starts now on NASA TV (link in profile). Expedition 57 crew members Nick Hague (top) and Alexey Ovchinin wave farewell prior to boarding the Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft for launch today at 4:40 a.m. EDT from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
U.S. astronaut Nick Hague (right) and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are counting down to their 4:40 a.m. EDT Thursday launch to the space station. Live NASA TV (link in profile) coverage begins at 3:30 a.m. #AskNASA
NASA astronaut Nick Hague (right) and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are in Kazakhstan less than a day away from launching to the International Space Station. They will blast off Thursday at 4:40 a.m. EDT for a six-hour ride to their new home in space.
Two crew members, (from left) Nick Hague of NASA and Alexey Ovchinin of Roscosmos, are launching to the station Thursday. NASA TV (link in profile) will broadcast their liftoff and docking and answer your #AskNASA questions live on the air.
Expedition 56 crew members Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artemyev (@astro_feustel, @astro_ricky and @olegmks) parachuted to a safe landing in Kazakhstan today at 7:44 a.m. EDT after 197 days in space. The Soyuz MS-08 spacecraft's landing rockets fire just less than a second from touchdown to soften the landing.
The Expedition 56 crew of Drew Feustel, Ricky Arnold and Oleg Artmeyev (@astro_feustel, @astro_ricky and @olegmks) undocked from the space station at 3:57 a.m. EDT inside their Soyuz MS-08 crew ship. They are due to land on Earth today at 7:45 a.m.
Three Expedition 56 crew members are returning to Earth today live on NASA TV. #AskNASA https://www.nasa.gov/live • Hatch closure at 12:55 a.m. EDT • Undocking at 3:57 a.m. • Deorbit burn at 6:51 a.m. • Landing at 7:45 a.m.