Watch Live: President Trump Video Call To Space Station NASA Astronaut Peggy Whitson

International Business Times

President Trump and daughter Ivanka are scheduled to make a very long distance call Monday from the Oval Office. The two along with astronaut Kate Rubins will be calling the International Space Station at 10 a.m. EDT to congratulate NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson on her record-breaking stay on the station. Read: How To Spot The International Space Station: When Will It Fly Over? Whitson has been aboard the station since Nov. 19, and after an extension granted earlier this month, she is scheduled to be aboard until September. Monday she broke another record, previously held by Jeff Williams, of cumulative days in space, Monday will be Whitson's 535 day in space when her previous missions are considered.


WATCH: International Space Station Astronauts Make Pizza In Zero Gravity

International Business Times

Ever thought it was possible to make pizza in zero gravity? Well, a video released by NASA's Johnson Space Center on Saturday showed astronauts working together to make pizzas in the zero gravity atmosphere aboard the International Space Station (ISS).


Astronauts enter China's space station

BBC News

A pair of astronauts have entered China's Tiangong 2 space station as they begin the country's longest manned space mission.


Japan's space agency taps astronaut Akihiko Hoshide for International Space Station command

The Japan Times

Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide will be onboard the International Space Station for about six months from around May 2020 and serve as its commander during the latter part of his stay, Japan's space agency said Friday.


No, Scott Kelly's Year in Space Didn't Mutate His DNA

National Geographic News

Astronaut Scott Kelly (right) sits with his twin brother, former astronaut Mark Kelly, at a media briefing in January 2015. If you believe recent news, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly went to space, spent a year there, and came back with substantial changes to his DNA. Some outlets are even reporting that a whopping seven percent of Kelly's genes--segments of DNA that code for various proteins--are "abnormal" post-spaceflight. Unfortunately, even Kelly appears to be surprised by the news. My DNA changed by 7%!