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.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) will launch its H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV)-6 on Friday, December 9 at 8:26 a.m. EST (10:26 p.m. Japan time) from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan.
The European Space Agency’s (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet will perform an experiment to sample a new water-testing technology at the International Space Station (ISS).
Three astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft successfully arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) and will begin their six-month stay at the orbiting laboratory.