Last week, Russia used a missile to destroy a satellite, sending thousands of pieces of the satellite flying through space. Russia's actions have put astronauts and spacecraft in greater danger. They have also caused serious concerns back on Earth.
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In today's news roundup, Nicaragua's president wins an election that's widely seen as unfair, toxic foam covers a river being used in a religious festival in India, and four astronauts have to wear diapers because of a broken toilet in their return capsule.
On Sunday, the rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts to the International Space Station. It's NASA's first full flight with a private American space company, and marks a big change in the way that space travel will happen in the future.
The coronavirus pandemic is forcing people around the world to isolate themselves. But it's bringing special challenges to people who are already isolated in faraway locations like the Arctic, Antarctica, and the International Space Station.
Last Thursday, American astronaut Christina Koch arrived back on Earth after 328 days in space. That's the longest spaceflight ever made by a woman, and just one of the many things Ms. Koch achieved in space.
A floating computer assistant called CIMON 2 has been sent to the International Space Station. CIMON will work for the next three years to help the astronauts, and also to be "someone" they can talk to.
In today's news roundup, the auto workers' strike against General Motors could end soon, NASA astronauts make the first all-female spacewalk, and a map in a children's movie causes political trouble in Asia.
NASA has announced that it will let businesses pay to use the International Space Station. The move will allow companies to do the kind of space research that used to be limited to the government.
Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly are twin brothers who worked for NASA. When Scott was chosen for a year-long trip to space, NASA used the twins to learn how people are affected by long trips in space.
On March 29, two NASA astronauts will carry out the first all-female spacewalk in history. The astronauts' support crew in the control station on Earth will also be led by two women.