The Philae spacecraft broke its silence on Saturday by sending a signal back to Earth from the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
NASA is offering a livestream from mission control as images and data from Pluto are transmitted to Earth by the New Horizons spacecraft.
American Terry Virts, Italian Samantha Cristoforetti, and Russian Anton Shkaplerov landed in Kazakhstan after 199 days on the station.
Astronomers created computer simulations of Pluto’s moons using data from the Hubble Space Telescope.
A crash-test dummy was the only passenger as the space capsule launched itself out to sea and landed on the ocean using a system of parachutes.
Samantha Cristoforetti fired up the specially designed espresso-maker and sipped from a zero-g cup.
An unmanned Russian resupply spacecraft spun out of control shortly after takeoff Tuesday, missing its scheduled rendezvous with the International Space Station.
The International Space Station receives its first espresso machine, along with other equipment and supplies.
Glowing objects in deep space are believed to be glowing remnants of quasars.
NASA’s proposed mission would send a robotic spacecraft to remove a large boulder from an asteroid for later study by astronauts.