People smeared with coloured powder celebrate Holi, also known as the festival of colours, at a university in Calcutta, India. The traditional event heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.
ISS Expedition 39/40 has been delayed by two days due to a technical snag. The three crew members aboard the Russian Soyuz spacecraft will be orbiting Earth 34 times during these days – a deviation from a six-hour travel time that was initially planned by the mission.
$70 million per seat: Now that the Russians have the only vehicle capable of shuttling astronauts to the Space Station, they can charge whatever they want for the ride — and they want $70 million per seat.
The $424 million deal between NASA and the Russian Space Agency represents flights to and from the International Space Station aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft, as well as training, for six astronauts in 2016 and the first half of 2017.