American Randolph Bresnik, Russian Sergei Ryazansky and Italian Paolo Nespoli are embarking on the latest mission to the International Space Station. Nespoli, Europe's oldest astronaut, says space travel keeps him in touch with his inner child.
President Donald Trump has directed NASA to return astronauts to the moon, and eventually send them to Mars. He steered clear, however, of offering any specific details about the difficult issues of budget or timelines.
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?
Two Americans and one Russian have left Earth to start their five-month tenure aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The Soyuz capsule is also carrying a model of the first-ever artificial satellite, Sputnik.
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.
© 2017 Deutsche Welle |
Legal notice |
| Mobile version