International Space Station News
Russian space officials have informed US counterparts that Moscow would like to keep flying its cosmonauts aboard the ISS until their own orbital outpost is built and operational The latest indications are that Russia is still at least six years away from ending an orbital collaboration with the United States that dates back more than two decades The US space agency was told that Roscosmos wished to remain in the partnership as Russia works to get its planned orbital outpost, named ROSS, up and running
A Russian film crew blasted into space today on a mission to make the world's first movie in orbit. Actor Yulia Peresild and director Klim Shipenko have spent three months training for life onboard the International Space Station. Along with cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, they are set to spend 12 days flying above Earth to film scenes for a feature-length production.
The baby Hawaiian bobtail squids were raised at the University of Hawaii's Kewalo Marine Laboratory Researcher Jamie Foster is studying how spaceflight affects the squid in hopes of bolstering human health during long space missions The squid has a symbiotic relationship with natural bacteria that help regulate their bioluminescence
The Long March-7 Y3 rocket, carrying Tianzhou-2, blasted off from the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site Spacecraft Tianzhou-2 is scheduled to dock with core the module of the space station Tianhe to deliver supplies, equipment and propellant It was launched after over a week's delay due to "technical reasons"
The research was carried out at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology The crew of scientists and researchers also included a team from India's University of Hyderabad Astronauts from various crews have been collecting the samples from eight different spots on the space station since 2014