US space agency NASA has successfully inflated the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module at the International Space Station. Crewmembers will enter the chamber next week to launch a two-year test phase of the promising module's safety.
Japan's ISS astronaut Norishige Kanai has apologized for claiming that he had grown 9 centimeters (3.5 inches) during his first few weeks in space. Kanai said his statement was "fake news" due to a "measurement mistake."
A cargo mission has launched from Virginia taking 7,400 pounds of supplies for astronauts. Some 80 ice cream treats as well as a VR camera for a National Geographic documentary are on their way into space.
Next year will bring three bright planets, two total lunar eclipses, a new powerful rocket, Alexander Gerst's second term in the ISS, a Mars mission and the launch of Europe's spacecraft to Mercury.
Pope Francis has chatted with astronauts aboard the International Space Station. In a 20-minute exchange, the pope broached some of life's big questions: Why are we here, what comes after and where's the technician gone?
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