Social media and citizen astronomers played a big part in the recognition of Steve.
Yurchikin and Fischer will return to Earth on June 2 after a 135-day mission, and filling the third seat of their flight is astronaut Whitson. Soyuz MS-04 is the 50th Soyuz spacecraft launched to the ISS.
ESA's mission to explore Jupiter and its icy moons called JUICE just passed the Key Decision Point C approval from NASA. This means the mission is now out of the design phase and will now move to the building stage.
Three ISS crew, including former commander Shane Kimbrough, returned to Earth. This means NASA's female astronaut Peggy Whitson is now the commander of the space station.
ESA's Rosetta probe captured images that could prove that there are landslides on the surface of comet 67P. The changing weather, geologic process and mechanical effects of spinning are some of the reasons cited that's causing erosion.
While the rest of humanity is celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Earth, astronaut Thomas Pesquet commemorated this day by capturing magnificent pictures of Ireland and the planet from space.
A magnetic field to protect Mars could make it more viable to host life or at least the crew for future missions. This is the concept that NASA presented during the Planetary Science Vision 2050 workshop.
ESA discovered the brightest pulsar ever to be identified by men. The pulsar is a thousand times brighter than previously thought.
Orbital collisions are what NASA is trying to avoid in space. And if most missions will launch in the 2020 Mars window, there will be more spacecraft to regulate on Mars.
The European Space Agency (ESA) released a stunning image of Mars northern ice caps. The ice cap was disturbed by swirling patterns thought to have been caused by strong winds.
NASA and ESA are working together for another historic mission the moon. ESA will help provide the modules for the Orion spacecraft that will take humans to the moon and beyond.
ESA released some images of the red planet showing the frost build up. The accumulation of water-ice on Mars occurs in some parts including the northern tip of the planet.
Two NASA astronauts completed a spacewalk last Jan. 6 to perform power upgrade on the ISS. The next spacewalk will take place on Jan. 3.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) joined the bandwagon by sending their own version of the mannequin challenge. It is, of course, done in microgravity, which makes it more interesting.