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Space Science Image of the Week: LISA Pathfinder, planned for a Vega launch later this year, will pave the way for gravitational-wave observatories in space To source

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60 days and 60 nights … in bed

On 9 September, the first of 12 men will go to bed for 60 days as part of important research into stopping the wasting effects that spaceflight has on the human body. Although they may be putting their feet up, it is set to be a far from relaxing experience. To source

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Longer flight to the International Space Station for Andreas Mogensen

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen will leave for the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 2 September with commander Sergei Volkov and Kazakh cosmonaut Aidyn Aimbetov. Their flight in the Soyuz TMA-18M spacecraft will take two days, arriving at the Space Station on Friday morning. To source

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