Russia, the European Space Agency, Japan and China are all interested in lunar missions. For the Trump administration, “it could be a very smart international or geopolitical tool if they do it correctly,” says science journalist Loren Grush.
For decades, astronauts have had to drink from plastic bags to keep their water and coffee from floating away. Now NASA is trying out a new "zero-gravity cup" that uses physics to simulate taking a normal sip back on the ground.
An astronaut who has won the heart of Italy with witty missives from outer space has touched back down on Earth. The espresso-loving Samantha Cristoforetti captured the heart of her nation — and took the longest ride ever in space for a woman astronaut.