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Space station’s crew upgrades batteries and prepares for all-female spacewalk

Two rookie spacewalkers took on a battery replacement project on the International Space Station that will continue next week with history’s first all-female spacewalk. During today’s six-hour, 39-minute operation, NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Anne McClain replaced a set of outdated nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion batteries for the power channel on one pair of the station’s solar arrays. NASA said the astronauts also accomplished several get-ahead tasks, including scra...


Report claims Boeing has been forced to delay first Starliner launch by months

NASA needs a way to get astronauts to the International Space Station that doesn't involve paying Russia heaps of money, so it struck deals with both SpaceX and Boeing to build crew capsules capable of fulfilling that need. Earlier this month, SpaceX successfully sent its Crew Dragon capsule to the International Space Station, paving the way for crew tests to be conducted within months, but what about Boeing?A new report from Reuters suggests that Boeing is having a much, much harder time ge...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Reuters


Senate panel to hold aviation safety hearing after two Boeing 737 Max crashes

Panel plans to call Boeing and other aviation manufacturers to testify following fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes FAA said in a bulletin to foreign regulators and airlines that its ‘ongoing review of this software installation and training is an agency priority, as will be the rollout of any software, training or other measures’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters A US Senate committee plans a hearing on 27 March on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft crashe...
Tags: Texas, Science, Indonesia, Senate, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Ted Cruz, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Reuters, Ethiopian Airlines, National Transportation Safety Board, Lion Air


Scientists are trying to make the International Space Station’s bathroom a little less gross

The International Space Station is like no other place on Earth, and not just because it's not actually on Earth at all. The orbiting laboratory is inhabited by crews of scientists that live there for months before being changed out for fresh faces, and this poses a huge challenge when it comes to cleanliness.It's not that astronauts are any messier than the rest of us, but they're definitely still human, and being human means carrying a whole host of microorganisms with you on a dai...
Tags: Science, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Grohmann, AGXX, Elisabeth Grohmann


Here's a running list of all the ways climate change has altered Earth in 2019

Earth is now the warmest it's been in some 120,000 years. Eighteen of the last 19 years have been the warmest on record. And concentrations of carbon dioxide -- a potent greenhouse gas -- are likely the highest they've been in 15 million years. The consequences of such a globally-disrupted climate are many, and it's understandably difficult to keep track. To help, here's a list of climate-relevant news that has transpired in 2019, from historically unprecedented disappearances of...
Tags: Texas, Science, California, Washington, White House, China, India, New York City, Nasa, Earth, Afghanistan, United States, Harvard University, International Space Station, House, Antarctica


Months after aborted flight, U.S.-Russian crew makes smooth trip to space station

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin finally made it to the International Space Station today, five months after their first trip went awry. The two spacefliers were due to join the station’s crew last October, but as they were ascending from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, one of their Soyuz rocket’s side boosters knocked into the main core, causing a rare abort and activation of the Soyuz capsule’s escape system. The capsule was thrown clear of the rocket...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Hague, Alexey Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Russian-US crew arrives at International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew arrived at the International Space Station on Friday, five months after a botched launch led to an emergency landing for two of the three astronauts.
Tags: Science, US, International Space Station, Baikonur Kazakhstan


Watch the crew of 2018’s failed Soyuz launch blast off again live right here

When Astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin were last strapped into a Russian-made Soyuz spacecraft in late 2018, things didn't exactly go as planned. A last-second abort sent the pair careening back towards Earth, which is obviously not where they intended to end up. Today, they'll get a second chance.Both Hague and Ovchinin will once again be perched atop a Russian rocket as it speeds into space, and this time they'll be joined by Hague's colleague, fellow NASA astr...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Hague, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Both Hague, Earth Everyone


US-Russian crew blasts off to International Space Station

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Russian-American crew of three has blasted off to the International Space Station, making a second attempt to reach the outpost after October’s aborted launch. A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch along with Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as planned from the Baikonur cosmodrome in […]
Tags: Science, News, US, Nasa, Nation, International Space Station, Baikonur Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Nick Hague, Roscosmos Alexei Ovchinin


Russian space rocket lifts off with astronauts who survived rocket failure

A Russian-made Soyuz rocket lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, carrying three astronauts into space, two of whom survived a mid-air rocket failure in October. The Soyuz MS-12 took off at 1914 GMT, as planned, and is due to bring Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch to the International Space Station around eight hours later. For Ovchinin and Hague, it is the first flight since an emergency landing two minutes after ...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Hague, Christina Koch, Alexei Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch blast off successfully for ISS

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, blasted off successfully for the International Space Station on Thursday. The two men, joined by US astronaut Christina Koch, lifted off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at the expected time 1914 GMT. "The Soyuz is now in orbit and the crew are on their way to the International Space Station," said a commentator on NASA television.
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronauts on aborted Soyuz launch to blast off again for ISS

NASA astronaut Nick Hague and his Russian colleague Alexey Ovchinin, who survived a dramatically aborted Soyuz launch last year, were due to blast off again to the International Space Station on Thursday. The two men will be joined by US astronaut Christina Koch for lift-off from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1914 GMT. The launch will be closely watched after the two men's space journey was cut short in October when a technical problem with their Soyuz rocket triggered a launch...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Crew of last year’s failed Soyuz rocket will try again tomorrow

It seems like only yesterday the world watched as a Russian Soyuz rocket experienced a last-second launch abort that sent NASA astronaut Nick Hague and cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin careening back down to Earth. Both men survived the ordeal with little more than rattled nerves and now, five months later, they're ready to try again.The launch has been schedule for Thursday, March 14th, at 3:14 p.m. EDT, and the two men who had their plans for a trip to the International Space Station cut abruptly...
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Koch, Hague, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Hague Koch, ISS Expeditions


Space station crew confident on eve of first launch since rocket failure

Two astronauts who survived a dramatic launch mishap in October said on Wednesday they were confident this time about reaching the International Space Station, though they said a small fault had been discovered on their rocket during final checks. Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and U.S. astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch are due to blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, at 00:14 local time on March 15 (1514 EDT on March 14). For Ovchinin and Hague, it will be the first fl...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexei Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Ovchinin and Hague


Astronauts who survived Soyuz scare ready for new launch despite glitches

Astronauts who survived an abortive Soyuz launch said Wednesday they were confident about their upcoming flight to the International Space Station despite some last-minute malfunctions. On Thursday, US astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, five months after the two men were forced to make an emergency landing shortly after blastoff.
Tags: Science, Russia, US, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


Astronaut who survived Soyuz scare '100 percent' confident over new launch

A NASA astronaut who was jettisoned into the sky but survived unhurt after an abortive Soyuz launch said Wednesday he felt "100 percent confident" about his upcoming flight to the International Space Station. On Thursday, US astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are scheduled to travel to the International Space Station from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, around six months after the two men were forced to make an emergency landing shortly af...
Tags: Science, Russia, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Kazakhstan, Christina Koch, Alexey Ovchinin, Nick Hague


NASA boss says first Martian ‘likely to be a woman’

An upcoming spacewalk at the International Space Station will feature two female astronauts for the very first time. NASA didn't specifically plan it as an "all-woman spacewalk," but things just kind of shook out that way, and as NASA's ranks are inching closer to an even split between male and female astronauts, some are wondering about how that might affect upcoming trips to the Moon and eventually Mars.When NASA's Apollo missions sent mankind to the Moon things were a lot differen...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Mars, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


NASA’s deep space launch system is ‘coming together’

Anyone who dreams of seeing humans travel to Mars will be happy to hear that NASA just offered a detailed update on the progress of the vehicle that could get us there. The Space Launch System rocket and Orion crew capsule are both "coming together," according to NASA.NASA offered a rough timeline of when it expects to actually see the two spacecraft head skyward, with an unmanned test flight tentatively scheduled for 2020 and a manned mission around the Moon slated to take place by 2023.All eye...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Orion, Mars, Boeing, NASA NASA


SpaceX Proves It's Ready to Return America to Space

SpaceX's Crew Dragon carried a test dummy named "Ripley" to the International Space Station last week. Next step: Carrying actual astronauts to ISS.
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Ripley, Return America


SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashes down successfully in Atlantic

Nasa’s quest to resume manned space flight from the US moves a step closerThe SpaceX commercial astronaut capsule has splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean, marking a significant step in Nasa’s quest to resume manned space flight from the US.The Crew Dragon capsule, whose lone occupant was a test dummy named Ripley, spent a week docked at the International Space Station (ISS) before returning to Earth on Friday morning. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Atlantic Ocean, Ripley


SpaceX capsule lands in Atlantic Ocean

SpaceX's new crew capsule has returned to Earth, ending its first test flight with an old-fashioned splashdown. The Dragon undocked from the International Space Station early Friday. Six hours later, the capsule carrying a test dummy landed in the Atlantic off the Florida coast. The touchdown marks the first time in 50 years that a capsule designed for astronauts returned from space by landing in the Atlantic. Apollo 9 was the last to splash down - near the Bahamas on March 13, 1969. NASA as...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, International Space Station, Boeing, Bahamas, Atlantic Ocean, Atlantic Apollo


Elon Musk's SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast

By Joey Roulette CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in NASA's long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year. After a five-day mission on the orbital outpost, Crew Dragon autonomously detached about 2:30 a.m EST (0730 GMT) on Friday and sped back to earth reaching...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Atlantic Ocean, CANAVERAL Fla Reuters, Joey Roulette CAPE


SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship splashes down at end of crucial space station trip

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean today, ending a six-day uncrewed test run preparing the way for astronaut trips to the International Space Station later this year. Scorch marks were visible on the side of the 27-foot-long craft as it descended at the end of four red-and-white parachutes and hit the water at 5:45 a.m. PT. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk had said the hypersonic plunge through the atmosphere was his "biggest concern," but the capsule appeared intact. S...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, International Space Station, Atlantic Ocean


SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule undocks from ISS on way to Earth

Descent through Earth’s atmosphere likely to be most challenging part of missionThe SpaceX commercial astronaut capsule has undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean later on Friday.The demonstration flight, whose lone occupant is a test dummy named Ripley, is a crucial step in Nasa’s delayed quest to resume human space flight from the US this year. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Atlantic Ocean, International Space Station ISS, Ripley


SpaceX capsule on big mission begins return to Earth

Crew Dragon, the new space capsule built by SpaceX for NASA, began its return to Earth Friday -- the trickiest part of a mission to prove it can take US astronauts to the International Space Station and bring them back safely. Dragon gently and successfully undocked from the ISS Friday at 0732 GMT as they flew 250 miles over Sudan. After umbilical wires and hooks latching it to the ISS were released, the unmanned white module's thrusters fired several times, easing it away from the space stati...
Tags: Spacex, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Sudan, Iss


SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship leaves space station for autonomous trip home

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship undocked from the International Space Station and headed toward what could be the most stressful phase of its autonomously controlled test flight: atmospheric re-entry and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. No humans were aboard the 27-foot-long craft when it unhooked itself at 11:31 p.m. PT Thursday and backed away from its port on the station's U.S.-built Harmony module, 250 miles above the planet. But the Dragon went through all the steps that will have t...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Atlantic Ocean, PT


SpaceX Dragon's final test: making it to Earth in one piece

Crew Dragon, the new vessel built by SpaceX for NASA is set to return Friday off the coast of Florida -- the most perilous part of a mission to prove it can take US astronauts to the International Space Station. "I'd say hypersonic re-entry is probably my biggest concern," Elon Musk, the founder and head of SpaceX, said last Saturday following the capsule's launch from the Kennedy Space Center.
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station


Russia doesn’t appear thrilled with SpaceX Crew Dragon’s success

SpaceX made history earlier this week with a successful launch of its Crew Dragon capsule, sending it to the International Space Station where it successfully docked and allowed ISS crew members to explore its interior. It's a major step for both NASA and SpaceX, but Russia's space agency might not feel the same way.Roscosmos, the state-owned space corporation of Russia, and its Soyuz rockets have been the one and only ride available to NASA astronauts since the Space Shuttle program was...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Russia, Ars Technica, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Roscosmos, Roscomos, Oleg Kononenko, ISS Roscosmos


The First All-Women Spacewalk Is Finally Happening

NASA astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will make history on March 29 by becoming the first all-women team to perform a spacewalk, which they’ll do outside the International Space Station.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Anne McClain, Christina Koch, Women In Space, Spacewalks


Nasa astronauts to carry out first all-female spacewalk

Christina Koch and Anne McClain to make history at International Space Station on 29 MarchThe first all-female spacewalk is to take place later this month, 35 years after a woman first took part in one.The US space agency Nasa said astronauts Christina Koch and Anne McClain will walk outside the International Space Station on 29 March on a mission to replace batteries installed last summer. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Science, US, Nasa, International Space Station, Anne McClain, Christina Koch



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