An international trio of astronauts blasted off in a Russian Soyuz rocket Wednesday, and are en route to the International Space Station.
NASA astronaut Don Pettit, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, and Dutch astronaut Andre Kuipers plan to do 57 experiments during five months on the International Space Stations.
The addition of three more spaceflyers on Dec. 23 will double the population of the orbiting lab, bringing it back up to full operational strength after a month at skeleton-crew levels.
The Thanksgiving menu for astronauts aboard the International Space Station includes turkey, yams, and cherry-blueberry cobbler, all served up – or is it down? – in a microgravity environment.
A trio of astronauts in a Russian Soyuz capsule parachuted back to Earth Tuesday, touching down on a frigid, snowy steppe in Central Kazakhstan.
Astronauts made all the needed repairs, giving the telescope five to 10 more years of life.