New Space Station Commander Discusses Life In Space

Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 48 Commander Jeff Williams of NASA discussed upcoming research and visiting vehicle activity at the orbital laboratory during a pair of in-flight interviews June 23 with Motherboard’s online magazine and video service and the CBS Radio Network.

Williams became station commander for the second time June 17 prior to the departure of three of his crewmates and is in the midst of a six-month mission on the complex. He will surpass former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly for most cumulative days in space by an American astronaut August 24 when he passes Kelly’s mark of 520 days in orbit. He will return to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-20M spacecraft September 6.