Your first contact with the universe
Hubble captures the farthest star ever seen, Expedition 55 goes on an unforgettable spacewalk and a galaxy that has no dark matter is discovered by astronomers for the very first time.
Hanging off the International Space Station, NASA astronaut Drew Feustel is in the middle of installing wireless communications antennae on the station’s Tranquility module. During his spacewalk with fellow NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold, which took place during late March, Feustel took the opportunity to replace a camera system and remove suspect hoses from a cooling system while being safely tethered to the Earth-orbiting platform throughout the six-hour, ten-minute task.
When all was done and dusted, the astronauts checked over their spacesuits and gave the Quest airlock – the pressurised module which serves as a stowage area for hardware and a staging area for crewmembers getting ready to go into space – a clean.
Expedition 55 Soyuz Commander Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos and NASA astronauts Ricky Arnold and Drew Feustel launched into space on 21 March on board a Soyuz MS-08