Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

NASA launches new crew to the International Space Station

NASA launches new crew to the International Space Station

"Sending astronauts into space is one of the most visible of the USA space programs over time". Strong public support is widely shared across gender, generational, educational and political groups.

Rather than dismantling the space station, the memo said, the plan was to "expand global and commercial partnerships over the next seven years in order to ensure continued human access to and presence in low Earth orbit".

On Wednesday, Bridenstine also promised to always have an astronaut in space. According to Pew Research Center, 65 percent of Americans think it is essential that NASA stays involved in space exploration.

Across nine specific NASA missions, the majority of participants believe the priority should be monitoring key parts of the Earth's climate system or monitoring asteroids and other objects that could hit Earth.

Gerst recently showed himself relaxed about the trip to the ISS in the service of the European Space Agency (ESA) thanks to his experiences on the Blue Dot mission in 2014. Only 27 percent of baby boomers are interested in space tourism, but as much as 63 percent of millennials would like to travel into space as tourists.

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano creates new coastline
As the lava marched toward the bay, it vaporised Hawaii's largest freshwater lake, which was hundreds of feet deep in some places. Kim told reporters in Hilo on Thursday the total includes about 320 homes in the coastal community of Kapoho.


The White House said earlier this year it would end direct funding of the orbiting outpost by 2025, a position that raised fierce opposition among some lawmakers. Intended for younger audiences, it's great chance for kids to meet and be inspired by a real, live astronaut.

Many Americans are confident private space companies will be profitable, but are more skeptical they will keep space clean.

This issue is very relevant due to the emergence of private companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX, that are venturing out in space. Find us on Facebook too!

The manned Soyuz spacecraft will be performing its autonomous flight using a two-day scheme.

Americans weigh in on the space program, lauding NASA's existence as essential.

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