As Earth grew ever smaller below his spacecraft, Apollo 10 commander Tom Stafford made an unusual request to mission control.
NASA said it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab.
The missions will be for stays of up to 30 days. As many as a dozen private astronauts could visit the ISS per year, Nasa said.
The first crew to blast off to the International Space Station following a launch accident that deepened doubts over Russia’s space programme returned to earth on Tuesday.
The prolonged bed rest is part of the "Artificial Gravity Bed Rest" Study that launched this week into the effects of weightlessness on the human body.
NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to have her mission on the International Space Station (ISS) extended to nearly 11 months, which would set a record for the longest spaceflight by a woman, the US space agency said Wednesday.
The world is finally about to see a black hole — not an artist’s impression or a computer-generated likeness, but the real thing. At six press conferences across the globe scheduled for 1300 GMT on Wednesday,
Sultan Al Neyadi will be a backup astronaut for the International Space Station (ISS) mission
'I'm so excited that we finally get to share what we have been working on for the past year!' the 29 year-old Bouman said.