A Falcon rocket raced into the pre-dawn darkness, carrying a Dragon capsule with 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of goods. This recycled Dragon — which is making its second space trip — is due to arrive at the orbiting lab on Monday.
NASA has selected eight new teams to conduct fundamental and applied research about the Moon, near Earth asteroids, and the Martian moons Phobos and Deimos and their near space environments.
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.
As the world marked the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing, the US space agency said it has doubled down on its next giant leap with the Artemis programme that would take "the first woman and the next man" to the lunar surface.
A group of 16 students of Ryan International School, Sharjah, have returned motivated after a fun-filled educational trip to the US that included visits to Nasa, UN Headquarters, MIT, Harvard University, Berklee College of Music, Universal Studios and several other significant places.
The new program has been named Artemis after Apollo's twin-sister in Greek mythology, and the space agency has said that the mission will see the first woman to stride the lunar surface.
'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.
NASAs New Horizons mission team has published the first image of the farthest world ever explored -- a planetary building block and Kuiper Belt object clicked during New Years 2019 flyby of Ultima Thule which looks like a human being in deep meditation.