What's it like to live at the International Space Station?

Published 10:51 AM ET, Thu October 17, 2019
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NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan views Earth from 250 miles away during a spacewalk at the International Space Station, an orbiting space laboratory, assembled through a decades-long collaboration of countries. NASA
NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan store research samples in a science freezer inside the U.S. Destiny laboratory module. NASA
The International Space Station crew celebrated European Day of Languages on September 26, recognizing the three different languages spoken on board. Each astronaut speaks at least two! ESA/NASA
NASA spacewalkers prepare for a seven hour and one minute spacewalk during which they upgraded the station's batteries to newer, more powerful lithium-ion batteries. NASA
NASA astronauts Andrew Morgan (left) and Christina Koch (right) are suited up in US spacesuits, assisted by NASA Flight Engineer Jessica Meir and European Space Agency Commander Luca Parmitano. NASA
Astronaut Andrew Morgan replaces the batteries, which store and distribute power collected from the station's solar panels, which are directly behind Morgan. NASA
NASA astronaut Christina Koch conducts a spacewalk to upgrade International Space Station power systems. Koch will also take part in the first all-female spacewalk. NASA
Japan's Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle 8 (HTV-8), attached to the International Space Station. NASA
The Soyuz MS-15 spacecraft ascends into space, bringing astronaut Jessica Meir, cosmonaut Oleg Skripochka and spaceflight participant Hazzaa Ali Almansoori of the United Arab Emirates to the International Space Station. NASA/Christina Koch