The US space agency, NASA, said on Monday that the agency continues to operate the International Space Station with all its partners, including Russia. However, there is close contact with the State Department.
NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space Station. Koch touched down at 0912 GMT on the Kazakh steppe after 328 days in space, along with Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency.
A giant leap for womankind! Two NASA astronauts made space history on Friday as they completed the first-ever spacewalk by an all-woman team. The historic extravehicular activity (EVA) officially began once both astronauts switched to battery power in their spacesuits, was guided by veteran NASA astronaut and capsule communicator (CAPCOM) Stephanie Wilson on the ground and fellow astronauts Luca Parmitano and Andrew Morgan located on the International Space Station.
NASA said on Friday it will open up the International Space Station to business ventures including space tourism as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. Price tag? Tens of millions of dollars for a round trip ticket and US$35,000 a night.