International Space Station

Astronaut Breaks Record:  Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks NASA record for most days in space  Veteran U.S. astronaut Peggy Whitson broke the record of 534 days for most career time spent in space by a U.S. astronaut early Monday.  Whitson, who launched to the Station in late November, is not scheduled to return to Earth until September.  (See also:  Trump calls Space Station as astronaut Peggy Whitson sets record)

Space Food:  NASA to build better salads in space on latest mission  Science experiments in route to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK’s seventh NASA contracted re-supply mission include a new high tech space greenhouse. Goals of NASA’s Advanced Plant Habitat include developing a source of nutrition for future human deep space explorers as well as a natural means of recycling breathing air and drinking water.

Citizens for Space Exploration – a pro-space, taxpayer, grassroots advocacy group Citizens Space Explorateion_logo( – has traveled to Washington, D.C. the past 24 years to meet face-to-face with Members/staff of Congress to discuss the value of America’s investment in space exploration. In order to sustain that dialogue on a regular basis, Citizens distributes “Space Exploration Update” to Congressional offices on a weekly basis. The intent is to provide an easy, quick way to stay abreast of key human space exploration program and policy developments.