OnOrbit: December 2018

The Copernicus Sentinel-2 mission takes us over the island of South Georgia. Linked with the South Sandwich Islands to form a British Overseas Territory, this southern Atlantic island is a haven for a vast array of wildlife.

Three members of the International Space Station's Expedition 57 crew, including NASA astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor, returned to Earth Thursday, safely landing at 12:02 a.m. EST (11:02 a.m. local time) in Kazakhstan.

Russian spacewalker Oleg Kononenko (suit with red stripes) works outside the International Space Station over 250 miles above Earth to inspect the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft.

The coastal plains and swamps of the Atlantic coast nation of Guinea-Bissau are pictured as the International Space Station orbited 252 miles above the African continent.

Image taken by ESA Astronaut Alex Gerst @Astro_Alex aboard the ISS. Larger view

The International Space Station flies 252 miles above the island nation of Cuba and the Gulf of Batabano in the Caribbean Sea.

Three crew members are adjusting to life on the International Space Station after a successful launch and docking of their Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft Monday.