Soyuz capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut docks with Space Station
Soyuz capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut docks with Space Station

A Russian capsule carrying first Italian female astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti arrived at the International Space Station.

First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight
First Italian female astronaut ready for spaceflight

History will be made Monday with the first ever Italian female astronaut set to go into space for a mission on board the International Space Station (ISS).

Russian-Western crew blasts off for ISS onboard Soyuz rocket

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a Russian-Western crew blasted off Wednesday from Kazakhstan for the International Space Station, as space cooperation between Moscow and the West presses on despite their worst standoff since the Cold War.

ISS crews head to Baikonur for final training

The main and reserve crews for a new space expedition to the ISS have headed to the Baikonur launch site for final training before lift off later this month.