There is both a science and a tradition to spaceflight.All space farers journeying aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft perform a series of traditions following in the footsteps of the first man in space, Yuri Gagarin.Starting from their arrival at Baikonur about two weeks before lau…
Two NASA Astronauts Among Crew Heading to International Space Station
Three crew members, including NASA astronauts Drew Feustel and Ricky Arnold, are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. EDT Wednesday (11:44 p.m. Baikonur time).
Paolo in BEAM
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli completes some tests in the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module, or BEAM, on the International Space Station.The crew routinely monitors the new expandable habitat for its suitability for space. The module was compressed for launch and expanded to its full volum…
It's Planting Season on the International Space Station
It's planting season on the International Space Station! NASA astronaut Joe Acaba prepared the Veggie facility for three different kinds of lettuce seeds as part of the VEG-03-D investigation. This is the first time seeds from multiple kinds of plants are being grown in the facility all at the same time.
ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli, with ESA Kids mascot Paxi, looks out on a sunset from the International Space Station's Cupola module.Paolo’s third and last mission to the Space Station is named Vita, which means “life” in Italian, and reflects the experiments Paolo will run and the philosop…