This Friday (27th March), 1 NASA astronaut and 2 Russian cosmonauts will fly up to the International Space Station to join 3 other members of the Expedition 43 crew.
The Expedition 43 crew will represent the USA, Russia and the European Space Agency. They will be performing science experiments and two of the astronauts will be spending a whole year in space, to see what impact it has on their bodies.
Visit the NASA Kid’s Club ‘Now in Space’ to find out more about this and what past space station and shuttle missions have discovered.
If you want some fun facts about what NASA’s future space exploration plans are, visit their exciting Kid’s Clubhouse page.
What can I find out?
You can find out about the other aircraft NASA use, including:
The Kid’s Clubhouse also has:
You can also play fun games at various skill levels:
Simply click on a level and start playing and whilst you’re doing that… just imagine what it must be like for the 3 astronauts, who have less than 3 days before they travel 240 miles up into space!
Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. These cookies do not store any personal information.
Any cookies that may not be particularly necessary for the website to function and is used specifically to collect user personal data via analytics, ads, other embedded contents are termed as non-necessary cookies. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website.