NASA astronauts will perform an emergency spacewalk to replace a faulty relay box outside the ISS. During the spacewalk, new antennas will also be installed to enhance wireless communications.
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.
The NASA astronaut smashes a significant record, earning a phonecall from the President in the process.
President Donald Trump will congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson via an out-of-this-world phone call. Whitson is the oldest female astronaut to reach the ISS and she became an ISS commander twice.
Two astronauts arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) aboard Soyuz rocket. The two astronauts will join Expedition 51 crew members on board.
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.
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.
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.
The crew aboard the International Space Station are also celebrating the holidays in microgravity. They even sent a video from the ISS to Earth to commemorate the event.
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.