This week’s Space to Ground report from NASA on activities related to the International Space Station:
Here is a video of a Russian Soyuz blasting off on Thursday to take a Russian cosmonaut and a NASA astronaut to the station:
Just six hours later the Soyuz spacecraft docked to the ISS:
China also has a space station. On Thursday launched a Long March 7 rocket with the Tianzhou-1 cargo vehicle at the Wenchang Space Launch Center in south China’s Hainan Province. The spacecraft will dock with the unoccupied Tiangong-2 space station. It will transfer fuel to the station so that it can maintain its orbit.