Next-Generation Weather Satellite GOES-S Lifts Off

Next-Generation Weather Satellite GOES-S Lifts Off

A ULA Atlas V rocket lifts off from Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, or GOES-S. Launch was at 5:02 p.m. EST, March 1, 2018. GOES-S is the second satellite in a series of next-generation weather satellites.

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Soyuz With Expedition 54 Trio Aboard Returns to Earth

Soyuz With Expedition 54 Trio Aboard Returns to Earth

The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 54 crew members Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 (February 27 Eastern time).

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Portrait of the Expedition 54 Crew on the Space Station

Portrait of the Expedition 54 Crew on the Space Station

The six-member Expedition 54 crew poses for a lighthearted crew portrait inside the Japanese Kibo laboratory module on Feb. 18, 2018. Three of the crew members are packed up and prepared to return to Earth today, Tuesday, Feb. 27.

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