SpaceX Dragon becomes first privately-operated shuttle to dock at the space station after test flight
The three Americans and a Japanese astronaut will stay at the orbiting lab till their replacements arrive on another Dragon in April.
Experts may have found an important genetic factor that could shield humans from the biological hazards of spaceflight and ageing.
The Soviet station Mir, launched in 1986, was the first to be built with a core to which other modules were added later.
The current residents plan to celebrate the milestone by sharing a special dinner, enjoying the views of Earth and remembering the crews that came before them.
Former US Navy SEAL Cassidy tweeted a picture of blood samples that astronauts have to submit at various points in their mission, including just before undocking.
The three crew members abroad relocated to the Soyuz spacecraft as the manoeuvre began, to evacuate if necessary.
With this tech demonstration, GITAI hopes to develop more robots to carry out versatile tasks in space.
Cell pellets of Deinococcus thicker than 0.5 mm can survive 15 to 45 years of UV radiation on the ISS, and 48 years in space, researchers said.
The first crewed flight of the Dragon-2 capsule in May this year carried two astronauts to the ISS on a two-month mission.
For NASA, private partnerships with companies like Virgin Galactic and SpaceX are helping revive its own human missions.
Google Earth collborated with NASA, ESA, JAXA, Roscosmos and CASIS and worked with the astronauts to collect images of the inside of the station.
US should be respectful, not mock the space agency it has relied on all these years: Roscosmos chief
Roscosmos has in recent years suffered a series of setbacks and corruption scandals, including in the construction of a new Cosmodrome in the country.
A decade in the making: After a few stumbles and explosions, NASA will launch its astronauts to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
Astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken will blast off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center launchpad.
NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned
Currently, the ISS is running with a skeleton crew of three astronauts and the new mission is supposed to launch on 27 May.
China plans to complete its Space Station by sending four crewed space missions, cargo crafts by 2022
China had launched a space station but it crashed back through the atmosphere and has plans to build a larger facility to rival the ISS.
Three astronauts reach ISS, after low-key launch and a month spent isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic
The astronauts did not practice social distancing, 420 km up, as everyone exchanged warm hugs with their crewmates on the ISS.
The Dragon XL spacecraft will carry research supplies that will help future astronauts on the moon collect lunar samples.
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Usually, families, bosses and dozens of others jam a special room while the astronauts put on their spacesuits before liftoff.
NASA hasn't decided whether to have Boeing launch the Starliner again without a crew or go straight to launching astronauts onboard.