After over two decades of cooperation with the US, Russia says it will leave ISS after 2024 and start putting together a Russian orbital station.
The Shenzhou 14 crew will spend six months on the Tiangong station, during which they will oversee the addition of two laboratory modules to join the main Tianhe living space that was launched in April 2021.
With just a test dummy aboard, Boeing's crew capsule rockets into orbit on a repeat test flight, after years of being grounded by flaws that could have doomed the spacecraft.
Elon Musk's company has launched Crew-4 to the International Space Station to carry out hundreds of scientific experiments.
The landing marked the official end of the first fully-private mission to the orbiting outpost and a turning point in NASA's goal to commercialise the region of space called low Earth orbit.
Russia's space chief Rogozin said Western partners need Moscow for the space station "because no one but us can deliver fuel to the station.”
Russia's Soyuz space ship carrying three cosmonauts have docked with International Space Station amid heightened geopolitical tensions between Washington and Moscow over Ukraine.
The long-time historical US-Russia space cooperation is going through a major test after the Ukraine conflict, straining the future of the International Space Station.
The spacewalk, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, was postponed after NASA received a "debris notification" for the orbital outpost.
The global space race comes at a cost, as exploration missions, anti-satellite missile tests and accidental collisions continue to add to the millions of pieces of trash already orbiting the Earth.
A four-person crew of ISS astronauts have returned to Earth in a Dragon capsule called Endeavour.
The space movie, 'The Challenge', centres around a female surgeon who is dispatched to the ISS to save a cosmonaut.
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