The joint US-Russian Soyuz rocket that blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday evening has reached the International Space Station.
The first robot to speak in space has been developed by Japanese engineers.
Major Tim Peake will be the first British astronaut in space for 20 years - but has no plans to sing any Bowie songs from outer space.
There is an urgent but not an emergency situation on board the International Space Station (ISS) that may require a space walk repair, NASA has told NBC News.
Earlier today one of two cooling loops on the ISS stopped working, which engineers believe was caused by a problem with a flow-control valve.
They are currently re-routing the space station's cooling systems onto the working loop, which means prioritising life control system, science experiments and electrical systems, NASA said.
Should an urgent space walk repair be required, it will take place in the next 24-48 hours.
There are currently three Russian, two American and one Japanese astronauts on board the ISS.
The Sochi Olympic torch has successfully blasted off into space on board a Soyuz rocket, ready to take its first space walk on the International Space Station.
For safety reasons the torch will not be lit during the launch, but once on board the space station Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky are planning to take it outside the airlock, in what they described as a "spectacular" showcase for the Winter Games.
The Olympic torch has gone into space twice before, in 1996 and 2000, but it has never been taken on a space walk.
NASA has released footage of a cargo ship being grabbed by the International Space Station.
New unmanned commercial cargo ship Cygnus was grabbed by a robotic arm operated by astronauts.
Although it brings more than half a ton of meals for astronauts onboard, Cygnus is on a demonstration mission to prove its technology..
A Soyuz capsule carrying three crew members has docked with the International Space Station.
Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of the Russian Federal Space Agency, NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg and the European Space Agency's Luca Parmitano launched from Kazakhstan on Tuesday.
A Soyuz rocket carrying three astronauts has blasted off on a six-hour journey to the International Space Station.
NASA's Karen Nyberg, Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin and Italy's Luca Parmitano are due to orbit the Earth four times before reaching the ISS, where they will spend six months conducting a variety of experiments.
Major Tim Peake is set to become the first British man in space for more than 20 years, when he spends five months at the International Space Station in 2015.
Major Peake, a former army test pilot, said his selection is a "true privilege".
Science Editor Lawrence McGinty reports:
The former helicopter pilot who will become the first British astronaut to visit the International Space Station, has met the Prime Minister. Major Tim Peake met David Cameron at Downing Street.