International Space Station
Russia's space chief says the country will focus on building its own orbiting outpost.
"I think it really is just a tribute to the legacy of the Black women astronauts that have come before me, as well as to the exciting future ahead," Watkins said.
Three cosmonauts drifted down to Earth from the International Space Station, landing in a remote part of Kazakhstan.
Scott Pace, the former head of the National Space Council, said the space station “has been largely isolated” from political events.
The ISS will have a spectacular ending and a watery grave.
The NASA astronaut is set to depart on her historic mission to the space station in April.
A White House official said the move by Russia would threaten activities in space “for years to come.”
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took shelter in their docked capsules after what U.S. officials called "a debris-generating event."
NASA astronaut Megan McArthur described the situation Friday as “suboptimal” but manageable.
Lettuce and radishes have been successfully grown in microgravity, but now a new veggie is spicing up life on the International Space Station.