After over two decades of cooperation with the US, Russia says it will leave ISS after 2024 and start putting together a Russian orbital station.
The agreement comes despite the European Space Agency earlier this week terminating its relationship with Russia on a mission to put a rover on Mars.
Astronaut capsule returns from ISS and lands in New Mexico, capping a high-stakes test flight as NASA's next vehicle for carrying humans to orbit.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts parachuted into calm seas in darkness at the conclusion of a 23-hour-plus autonomous flight home from the ISS.
Elon Musk's company has launched Crew-4 to the International Space Station to carry out hundreds of scientific experiments.
The landing marked the official end of the first fully-private mission to the orbiting outpost and a turning point in NASA's goal to commercialise the region of space called low Earth orbit.
US Vice President Kamala Harris, who chairs the National Space Council, will make the announcement of a self-imposed US ban at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California, the White House says.
Russia's space chief Rogozin said Western partners need Moscow for the space station "because no one but us can deliver fuel to the station.”
Russia's Soyuz space ship carrying three cosmonauts have docked with International Space Station amid heightened geopolitical tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine.
The long-time historical US-Russia space cooperation is going through a major test after the Ukraine conflict, straining the future of the International Space Station.
The astronauts' physics lecture was open to the public through a livestream, and focused on how the weightless environment affects the movement of objects and optics.
The global space race comes at a cost, as exploration missions, anti-satellite missile tests and accidental collisions continue to add to the millions of pieces of trash already orbiting the Earth.
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