Expedition 55 returns to Earth
Think about what you can achieve in five months. For Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin, five months meant a life-altering experience on board the International Space Station (ISS). On 28 February 2018, all three astronauts concluded their mission as they safely landed close to the town of Zhezkazgan in Kazakhstan.
Although their time's up – for now – the unique and inspiring experience will be given to other determined and deserving astronauts. The Expedition 55 crew have recently finished their qualification exams ahead of their introduction to the ISS (inset, left), and the Expedition 56/57 crew members are continuing their intense training schedule (inset, right).