NASA’s MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft traveled more than six and a half years before it was inserted into orbit around Mercury on March (Credits: NASA / JHU APL / Carnegie Institution of Washington)
File photo - Backdropped by Earth, the International Space Station is seen in an image taken by a crew member onboard the space shuttle Endeavour in this undated NASA handout photo. (REUTERS/NASA/Handout via Reuters)
NASA announced that Tim Peake will embark on his first spacewalk. The first British astronaut under ESA will step out of the ISS with fellow crew member Tim Kopra to repair an electrical box that regulates the station's power voltage.