The volcano is infamous for a catastrophic eruption in 79 A.D. that destroyed the Roman settlements of Pompeii, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Stabiae.
"Australia. Our hearts and thoughts are with you," Koch wrote in a Twitter post.
The research could expand our understanding of how plants react to the stresses of space travel.
The photo was snapped by Jessica Meir, who took part in the first all-female spacewalk last month.
The explosion occurred on the surface of a pulsar around 11,000 light-years away.
The composite image was made of over 400 photos taken as the International Space Station moved over Namibia to the Red Sea.
The spacewalk is expected to last more than five hours, according to NASA.
This is the first time in over fifty years of space exploration that two women will space-walk at the same time.
An astrophysicist told Newsweek the walk "represents years of dedication, study, hard work, and pushing limits and that is truly inspirational."
To create the cultivated beef steaks, an Israeli start-up devised a method which mimics the natural process of tissue regeneration inside a cow's body.
Roscosmos had previously suggested a man-made hole in the Soyuz spacecraft caused an air leak on board the International Space Station in August 2018.
People all across the U.S. should be able to see the station as long as skies are clear.
NASA's Image of the Day shows an interesting circular cloud formation, taken above the Pacific Ocean on April 4, 2019 by an astronaut in the ISS.
Pitt plays an astronaut in the upcoming space opera Ad Astra, which will be in cinemas across the United States on September 20.
Skybot F-850, also known as Fedor, left Earth on the Soyuz-2.1a rocket late Wednesday night.
The main aim of the spacewalk is to install a special piece of equipment which will enable the space station to accommodate new spacecraft designed by private companies.
Skybot F-850, also known as Fedor, will take off from Baikonur on the Soyuz spacecraft on August 22.
The volcano—located in the North Pacific—has long been dormant, with its last eruption occurring in 1924.
The space agency investigates new ways to grow plants in space to offer astronauts an alternative to processed food during long missions.
They're the first astronauts to launch to the station since the October mission that ended in an emergency crash landing.
SpaceX has been awarded a $2.6 billion contract by NASA to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.
The rocket will launch from the Wallops Flight Facility (WFF), on the eastern shore of Virginia.
The crew is completing a 197-day mission.
Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Roscosmos Federal Space Agency, said the SpaceX founder had deliberately undercut rocket launch prices "to squeeze Russia out of this market."