Debris risk forces NASA to delay mission to fix ISS antenna

A planned spacewalk to repair a faulty antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed indefinitely, the United States space agency NASA says, citing a “debris notification” it received for the orbiting research laboratory. Two US astronauts had…

Russian film team returns to earth after filming first movie in space

A Russian film crew are back on Earth after wrapping up scenes for the first movie shot in space. Klim Shipenko and actor Yulia Peresild left the International Space Station and landed in Kazakhstan – to be met by a…

Russian & American astronauts lift off for ‘ultrafast’ 3-hour flight to ISS aboard Soyuz MS-17

Two Russians and one American have departed for a six-month stay on the International Space Station for the Soyuz MS-17 mission, the first to use a cutting-edge rendezvous scheme that will slash the journey to just three hours. That means…

SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts return to earth in first ‘splashdown’ for 45 years

Two US astronauts who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon have splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico following a two-month voyage. Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley left the station on Saturday and landed in the…

*Rapist get 21 years imprisonment as court sentences robbers to death (Guardian) *Lagos mechanic burnt in gas explosion, NOHIL detains corpse (Punch)

Rapist get 21 years imprisonment as court sentences robbers to death (Guardian) Lagos State High Court, Igbosere on Wednesday sentenced two men, Williams Umoh Udoh and Ubong Lazarus Isaiah, to death for armed robbery in Lagos. The court sentenced Ubong…

Astronaut’s guide to self isolation contains vital tips for all of us

Settling in to a new regime of self-isolation isn’t going to be easy for any of us, but if there’s someone who knows what it’s going to be like it’s Commander Chris Hadfield. The Canadian astronaut spent almost five months…

NASA makes history as two women astronauts embark on spacewalk (DailyMail)

NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir exited the International Space Station at 07:38 am ET (12:38 pm BST) to begin the first all-female walk in a half-century of spacewalking. Their job is to fix a broken part of the…

Astronauts escape malfunctioning rocket (BBC)

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan. Russian Cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague are reported to be “in good condition”, both Nasa and…

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