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!