Who Gets Sick in Space? Inspiration4 May Offer More Clues.

Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data.

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Russia to Shoot First Full-Length Movie in Space, ‘The Challenge’

Racing to beat NASA, an actress and a film director will blast off next month for the International Space Station, where they will film “The Challenge.”

#cruise-tom, #gagarin-yuri-a, #international-space-station, #movies, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #russia, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Perseverance Rover Stashes First Mars Rock Sample

The rock, sealed in a tube, is the first of many the robotic explorer will collect to one day send back to Earth for scientists to study.

#china, #geology, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

NASA’s Mars Perseverance Rover Drills Rock Samples Successfully

After an earlier drilling attempt mysteriously failed, the robotic mission collected the first tube of samples that may one day help scientists understand the red planet.

#geology, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #research, #rock-and-stone, #space-and-astronomy

Deflecting an Asteroid Before It Hits Earth May Take Multiple Bumps

After years of shooting meteorites with a special gun owned by NASA, researchers highlighted challenges for a preferred method of planetary defense.

#asteroids, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy

It Was His Day Off. Then the Space Station Went for a Spin.

Zebulon Scoville and others at NASA’s mission control in Houston spent Thursday righting the International Space Station after a new Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters.

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Apollo 15 Anniversary: 50 Years Ago, NASA Put a Car on the Moon

The lunar rovers of Apollo 15, 16 and 17 parked American automotive culture on the lunar surface, and expanded the scientific range of the missions’ astronaut explorers.

#apollo-project, #automobiles, #boeing-company, #engineering-and-engineers, #general-motors, #geology, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy

Inside Mars, NASA’s InSight Mission Mapped Surprises Down to the Core

NASA’s InSight mission revealed Mars’s inner workings down to its core, highlighting great differences of the red planet from our blue world.

#earthquakes, #geology, #mars-planet, #mars-insight-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #science-journal, #space-and-astronomy

U.S. Has No Explanation for U.F.O.s, Does Not Rule Out Aliens

A new government report is likely to fuel theories about unexplained aerial phenomena.

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How to Watch China’s Space Station Launch: Time, Streaming and More

Three Chinese astronauts, the first since 2016, are set to launch into space. They will begin what is expected to be a continuous Chinese presence in Earth’s orbit for the next decade.

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China, Russia Team Up for a Space Race With the U.S.

The two countries have pledged to cooperate on expeditions to the moon and to an asteroid, setting the stage for a new space race with the United States and its partners.

#china, #china-manned-space-agency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #international-relations, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #politics-and-government, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #russia, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations

NASA’s Juno Mission Reveals What’s Beneath Jupiter’s Pretty Clouds

NASA’s Juno probe is beginning an extended mission that may not have been possible if it hadn’t experienced engine trouble when it first arrived at the giant planet.

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Venus Will Have a Fleet of Spacecraft as Europe Adds Orbiter Mission

The EnVision spacecraft will complement two NASA missions announced last week, ending the relative loneliness of a planet sometimes thought of as Earth’s twin.

#european-space-agency, #geology, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #venus-planet, #volcanoes, #water

Was the Space Program Worth the Cost?

Jeff Shesol’s “Mercury Rising” explores the careers of John Kennedy and John Glenn as a way to cut through the rhetoric of space exploration.

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Senate Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

The wide margin of support reflected a sense of urgency among lawmakers in both parties about shoring up the technological and industrial capacity of the United States to counter Beijing.

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NASA’s Juno Takes Photos of Ganymede, Jupiter’s Biggest Moon

The Juno spacecraft completed a close flyby of Ganymede, Jupiter’s biggest moon, as it transitions into a new phase of its mission.

#ganymede-jupiter-moon, #juno-spacecraft, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

New NASA Missions Will Study Venus, a World Overlooked for Decades

One of the spacecraft will probe the hellish planet’s clouds, which could potentially help settle the debate over whether they are habitable by floating microbes.

#extraterrestrial-life, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #venus-planet

Former Astronaut Pleads Guilty in Crash That Killed 2 Young Girls

James Halsell Jr., a veteran of five space shuttle missions, was sentenced to four years in prison and 10 years’ probation.

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What to Name a Bunch of Black Holes? You Had Some Ideas.

Recently, astronomers asked aloud which plural term would best suit the most enigmatic entity in the cosmos. The responses were plentiful.

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Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films

A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.

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China’s Ambitious Plans in Space: The Moon, Mars and Beyond

China deployed a land rover on the surface of Mars on Saturday. The mission is one of many on its schedule as it challenges U.S. dominance of space exploration.

#china, #international-space-station, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #tianwen-1-mars-mission

Senate Weighs Investing $120 Billion in Science to Counter China

The legislation has drawn bipartisan support amid the coronavirus pandemic as Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly concerned about Beijing’s supply chain dominance.

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Bye Bye, Bennu: NASA Heads Back to Earth With Asteroid Stash in Tow

The OSIRIS-REX mission will spend two years cruising home with space rock samples that could unlock secrets of the early solar system.

#asteroids, #lauretta-dante, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #osiris-rex, #research, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy

NASA Mars Helicopter Makes One-Way Flight to New Mission

Ingenuity has flown almost flawlessly through the red planet’s thin air and will now assist the science mission of the Perseverance rover.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

Watch SpaceX Make the First Nighttime Splash Down Since 1968

Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, will head home in the capsule called Resilience.

#florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #international-space-station, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #panama-city-panama, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

How to Watch SpaceX Splashdown With 4 Astronauts

Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, will head home in the capsule called Resilience.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Flies Again and Gets a New Mission

Ahead of a successful fourth flight, the agency announced that Ingenuity would continue to fly beyond its original monthlong mission.

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Blue Origin Challenges NASA Over SpaceX Moon Lander Deal

The space agency picked Elon Musk’s company over two other bidders to take its astronauts back to the lunar surface.

#government-contracts-and-procurement, #moon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

NASA Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Makes Longest and Fastest Flight

Ingenuity made a 328-foot round-trip journey, helping to demonstrate the capability of the vehicle’s navigation system.

#helicopters, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

4 Astronauts Float Into the International Space Station and Open Arms

The crew arrived on Saturday on the Dragon Endeavour, a spacecraft built by SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space exploration company.

#dragon-endeavor, #international-space-station, #musk-elon, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #private-spaceflight, #rocket-science-and-propulsion, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations, #starlink-satellite-constellation-spacex

SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2 Rocket Launch: How to Watch

It will be the third flight of the company’s Crew Dragon capsule with people onboard.

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It’s Dinner Time on the Space Station. Lobster or Beef Bourguignon?

Earth’s gastronomical delights are being adapted to life in orbit.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Ingenuity Takes Second Flight

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity flew higher and longer in its second flight on Mars.

#engineering-and-engineers, #helicopters, #jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

The Science of Climate Change Explained

Definitive answers to the big questions.

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NASA Mars Helicopter’s Flight: Livestream, Date and Time

The experimental Ingenuity vehicle is expected to complete a short but historic up-and-down flight on Monday morning.

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NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion to Build Moon Lander

Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.

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Young Migrants Crowd Shelters, Posing Test for Biden

The administration is under intensifying pressure to expand its capacity to care for as many as 35,000 unaccompanied minors, part of a wave of people crossing the border.

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A 5 O’Clock Shuttle to Mars?

Diana Trujillo, a NASA flight director, discusses the future of space travel and the search for signs of life on the red planet.

#mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy, #trujillo-diana

An Astronaut’s Heart Shrank From Space Travel, Study Finds

After almost a year in space, Scott Kelly’s heart diminished, but he remained reasonably fit.

#circulation-journal, #gravitation-and-gravity, #heart, #international-space-station, #kelly-scott-j, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-stations

Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From Mission Control

He was hailed for leading the rescue of Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by an explosion en route to the moon, and for helping guide them home.

#apollo-project, #deaths-obituaries, #haise-fred-w-jr, #kraft-christopher-c-jr, #lunney-glynn-s, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #swigert-john-l-jr

A Biden Administration Strategy: Send In the Scientists

Gavin Schmidt, a leading climate scientist, will fill a newly created job of climate adviser to NASA, in a prominent example of Biden’s pledge to focus on climate policy.

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NASA’s Mars Helicopter Prepares for Its First Flight Date

The experimental vehicle named Ingenuity traveled to the red planet with the Perseverance rover, which is also preparing for its main science mission.

#helicopters, #ingenuity, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #perseverance-mars-rover, #space-and-astronomy

Biden Nominates Bill Nelson to Lead NASA

Bill Nelson flew on a space shuttle in 1986 and lost re-election for a fourth Senate term in 2018. Some space advocates fear his approach to the agency could take it backward.

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Watch NASA Test Its Giant New S.L.S. Moon Rocket

A test earlier this year of the Space Launch System core stage was marred by errors, so the agency will conduct a do-over.

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The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket

The United States is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did.

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Allan McDonald Dies at 83; Tried to Stop the Challenger Launch

An engineer for the maker of the shuttle’s booster rockets, he opposed letting it take off, worried that cold weather might affect them. He was right.

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Once Upon a Time on Mars

A dune buggy is about to set off on behalf of its human owners to fulfill a primordial yearning.

#jet-propulsion-laboratory, #mars-planet, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #planets, #robots-and-robotics, #solar-system, #space-and-astronomy, #your-feed-science

How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes

We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

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NASA’s Mars Parachute Had a Hidden Code. Meet the People Who Cracked It.

Engineers hinted they had hidden a code in the parachute that landed the Perseverance rover. Within hours, puzzle enthusiasts cracked it.

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