An agreement has been signed to prolong the operation of the International Space Station (ISS) till 2024, Igor Komarov, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, said at a news conference on Saturday.
A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew, including a US astronaut and a Russian cosmonaut who will be the first to spend an entire year on the International Space Station, blasted off on schedule Friday, Russian mission control said.
Two astronauts were on Friday ready for a 12-month stay at the International Space Station (ISS) in a longest human expedition to space so far and testing the limits of human research, space exploration and the human spirit.
Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos and NASA plan to sign in autumn another contract for the use of Russia’s Soyuz spaceships to take American astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS), Tass reported citing a Roscosmos statement on Monday.
NASA astronauts successfully ended their third and last spacewalk on March 1 to reassemble parts of the International Space Station (ISS) and create parking slots for Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) which will provide commercial space taxis in the near future.
After completing a six-plus hour spacewalk, US astronaut Terry Virts`reported a dangerous water leak in his helmet after he floated outside the International Space Station to grease latching parts of the space station`s robotic arm.
The US space agency is all set to perform three spacewalks -- the first one scheduled for Saturday -- to reassemble parts of the International Space Station (ISS) to create parking spots for Boeing and Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX)-- two commercial space taxis.
NASA on Friday decided to delay the first two of three complicated spacewalks at the International Space Station planned in the coming days to investigate spacesuits problem linked to 2013 when there was an issue of water in the helmet.