This week in space 11/06/11

Its been a busy week in space. Not least because its human population increased by 3 with the launch of exhibition 28 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

Russian Cosmonaut Sergey Volkov, NASA Astronaut Mike Fossum and JAXA Astronaut Satoshi Furukawa took off at 20:12 UTC on Tuesday the video of which can be found here…

It took them a couple of days but on Thursday they arrived at the station…

They’re now safely  on board, their home for the next six months…

Meanwhile on the edge of the solar system we got news that one of the Voyager probes is going through whats been called a ‘agitated jacuzzi’ as it gets close to interstellar space. Its amazing hat these things are still going but the biggest award goes to the scientists that work with them, it takes 16 hours to get a message to Voyager 1 and then another 16 hours till you know whether it’s done what youve asked it to do.

Back here on earth and the next batch of #nasatweetupers find out if they’ve been lucky enough to get the experience of the lifetime. Good luck to all that applied and I’ll see you by the clock if you win. Because NASA have been kind enough to do this…

July 8th will be an amazing day, fingers crossed that the last shuttle performs perfectly.

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