President Donald Trump, during his congratulatory call to astronaut Peggy Whitson on the ISS, said he wanted to speed up the efforts in order to send humans to Mars sooner. He even asked if the esteemed astronaut is interested in flying to the red planet.
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.
An astronaut in a former solo mission to space created a secret treasure map that he believed would lead to millions. After his death, the revelation of the map prompted treasure hunting in the Carribean.
The Expedition 50 crew aboard the International Space Station will perform a series of spacewalks this January. The duty will be done in pairs with Peggy Whitson and Shane Kimbrough performing the first spacewalk and Tomas Pesquet with Oleg Novitskiy following a few days after.
The European Space Agency announced that Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli will be launched to the International Space Station next year, through an official statement released on November 24. Nespoli will be launched on a Soyuz vehicle in May 2017 on a five-month mission, which is part of a barter agreement between NASA and Italy’s ASI space agency involving ESA astronauts, according to ESA.
NASA is seeking proposed solutions for fecal, urine and menstrual management systems to be used in the crew’s launch and entry spacesuits.
NASA scientists are developing a variety of food bars that will keep astronauts full during deep space missions.
A NASA astronaut just broke a world record as the oldest female astronaut to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS).
A former French astronaut alleged shouted 'Earth must be warned" before attempting suicide.
The Russian rocket that will transport three astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) is up and ready the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch pad in Kazakhstan.
NASA's standards for the future Martian crew can be called 'astronomically' as the agency is apparently looking the best of the best.
Three astronauts have successfully landed their Soyuz spacecraft on Earth after a 115-day mission on the International Space Station.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun the second phase of its PANGAEA field training for the astronauts’ future missions to the Red Planet.
The Russian space agency announced its plan to launch a manned mission to the moon and starts simulating lunar landing.
Kids of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to speak with one of NASA’s astronauts currently aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This astronaut was none other than Kate Rubins of Expedition 49.