The astronaut played the song to honour colleague Victor Hurst, a research scientist who died suddenly
Only 338 people who passed the stringent selection process have been recruited as astronauts since 1959
The last announcement about Nasa’s Mars work revealed proof of running water on the Red Planet
More commonly held careers such as actor, vet and dancer also made the top 10, as did ‘becoming my own boss’
The privately-launched Cygnus cargo ship delivered critical supplies as well as long-awaited gifts from the astronauts' families
Lap of the Planet is due to air in March with two other space spin-offs planned
NASA representiatives have called the singer 'insensitive' for featuring the clip
As China eyes a manned mission to the Moon, Nasa’s Curiosity has found proof that there was once water – and thus potentially simple life – on the Red Planet
1. Who was revealed to be the real author of The Cuckoo’s Calling, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith?
A failure in the coolant system last Wednesday led to the shutting down of all nonessential systems, though Nasa reports the astronauts are safe and comfortable
State television showed images of the rocket blasting off and returning
China has reported landing its Jade Rabbit rover on the moon, in the first soft landing of a rover in nearly four decades today, the latest step in the country's ambitious space programme.
This Alfonso Cuaron-directed film has incredible special effects (3D, 12A)
The US pop star will sing a track at zero gravity for a music festival in 2015
It takes an extraordinary physique, high IQ, and years of training to become a bona-fide space-travelling astronaut. But if that rules you out there are plenty of 'experiments' needing volunteers to boldly go where erm, other people might not really want to...
Classical trumpeter Alison Balsom has been named artist of the year at this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards - becoming the first British woman to win the prize.