During a Q&A session which France Pavilion organised on Friday at Expo 2020 Dubai, Pesquet responded to a number of questions from growing food in zero gravity to installing solar arrays (systems of multiple solar panels) on the International Space System (ISS).
Virgin Galactic introduced the custom suits that will be worn by the first private astronauts. Every space tourist will get their own custom suit that they can take home with them back on Earth, complete with a label of their name and their country's flag.
Helen Sharman, the first British astronaut to go to space, has said that aliens exist and it was possible they were already here on Earth, a media report said on Monday.
The European Space Agency announced on Friday that they would be hiring differently-abled astronauts as well a few other para-astronauts in their agency.
Two astronauts from the United Arab Emirates – Mohammad Al Mulla and Nora Al Matrooshi – will train with them, according to a report.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) on Tuesday announced that Mohammad AlMulla and Nora AlMatrooshi, from the second batch of the UAE Astronaut Programme, have begun their training with Nasa’s Astronaut Candidate Class of 2021 at the Johnson Space Centre in Houston, USA.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the Crew Dragon capsule Endeavor launched at 11:17 am (1517 GMT) from the Kennedy space Center, and the spaceship should dock Saturday morning around 7:45 am.
During the mission, astronaut Wang Yaping carried out the first spacewalk by a Chinese woman. Wang and crewmates Zhai Zhigang and Ye Guangfu beamed back physics lessons for high school students.
Saleh Al Ameri said, “I am proud of the mission's success, and I am proud to present this achievement to our wise leadership.”
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying three US NASA astronauts and a German astronaut from the European Space Agency undocked from the ISS shortly after 1 am EDT (0500 GMT) to embark on a return flight expected to last less than 24 hours.