NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who, together with Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin, did not reach the International Space Station (ISS) in October due to the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle accident, may go for a year-long flight on the station in March, a Russian space industry source told Sputnik on Sunday.
It’s the dream of any would-be space tourist: Seeing our home planet from above. First you see the Earth’s horizon curve away, and then the luminous thin envelope of atmosphere that keeps us all alive comes into focus.
In the spring of 2016, after two decades at NASA — and a total of 520 days aboard the International Space Station — astronaut Scott Kelly retired, giving him a lot more free time. Free time he's now using to promote appreciation for science.
A NASA astronaut will be the first human to enter a human-rated expandable module deployed in space to investigate the potential challenges and benefits of such habitats for deep space exploration and commercial low-Earth orbit applications.