NASA just handed over $US90 ($126) million to the Russian space agency for launching astronaut Kate Rubins to the International Space Station. Assuming its commercial partners are able to deliver, this could mark the last time NASA purchases a seat on a Soyuz spacecraft.
For this November’s U.S. presidential election, NASA astronaut Kate Rubins plans to cast her ballot from the International Space Station, 322 km above Earth, effectively obliterating every excuse in the book for why American earthbound voters can’t make it out to the polls.
An experiment done aboard the International Space Station demonstrates the potential for a hardy fungus to shield astronauts from cosmic radiation. This fungus has already proved its mettle inside one of the most hostile places on Earth: the ruined Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.