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Three astronauts land safely after China’s longest crewed space mission to date

Three Chinese astronauts have returned safely from space following a three-month stay at the new Tiangong space station which is currently under construction.
Tags: Space, News, China, Trends, Astronauts, Shenzhou-12


3 Chinese astronauts have returned from a record-breaking visit to China's new space station

Left to right: Tang Hongbo, Nie Haisheng, and Liu Boming wave as they prepare to board for liftoff at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in Jiuquan in northwestern China, June 17, 2021. Ng Han Guan/AP Images Three astronauts, or taikonauts, landed in Mongolia after three months on China's new space station. The Shenzhou-12 crew has now completed the longest spaceflight in Chinese history. China aims to launch another taikonaut crew in October, in a bid to finish its space station in 2...
Tags: Science, News, China, Russia, US, Trends, Css, Ap, Earth, Cctv, Astronauts, Iss, Mongolia, Roscosmos, Inner Mongolia, International Space Station ISS


NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


Scientists find a surprising way to create concrete for Mars buildings

If Elon Musk really wants to build a colony on Mars, astronauts may have to literally give their blood, sweat, and tears -- and even urine -- to make it happen.
Tags: Space, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Mars, Astronauts


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


I lived through the "space race" of the 1960s, and I would never have thought that I'd ever see a headline like this.

"Elon Musk is dominating the space race. Jeff Bezos is trying to fight back." What kind of a world would I have imagined if I'd gotten the news from the future in the form of just that one headline? Answer: A much worse world than the one we've got. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Headlines, Elon Musk, Technology, Law, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Ann Althouse


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Astronauts' photos from the space station reveal the highs and lows of watching Earth from above in 2021 so far

The thin blue line of Earth's atmosphere appears on the horizon beyond the Red Sea and the Nile River in Africa, February 3, 2021. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station enjoy mesmerizing views of Earth. They orbit the planet every 90 minutes, so they see lots of sunrises, nighttime city lights, blue ocean water, and colorful landscapes. The best photos taken from the space station in 2021 so far, which follow below, showcase bright auroras, hypnotizing crop patterns, and s...
Tags: Asia, Florida, Science, News, Climate Change, Washington Post, Russia, Africa, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, United States, South Africa, National Parks


Cosmonauts have discovered cracks on a Russian module of the space station, and they could spread

A Soyuz spacecraft approaches a docking port on the space station's Zarya module, December 22, 2009. NASA Cosmonauts discovered cracks on a Russian space-station module, an official told state media. The cracks could spread, Russia's space-station flight director said, according to Reuters. A series of issues has plagued Russian portions of the International Space Station. See more stories on Insider's business page. Russian cosmonauts have discovered cracks in a module on the...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Iss, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Cosmonauts, Reuters, RIA, Kapton, Russian Academy of Sciences, Tech Insider


I tried the French space food that launched with SpaceX's latest astronaut crew, and it was better than I expected

The author (left) tasted three French dishes specially designed for astronauts on the International Space Station. Morgan McFall-Johnsen/Insider Astronaut food is often dry, slimy, or just plain disappointing. But French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, who launched aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship in April, wanted gourmet French dishes to share with his crewmates. So three French dishes launched to the International Space Station with Pesquet and his crew: beef bourguignon, einkorn riso...
Tags: Food, Space, Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Esa, Atlantic, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Chris Hadfield


Cancelation of NASA Spacewalk Is Literally a Pain in the Neck

NASA had to postpone a scheduled spacewalk to install new solar arrays outside the International Space Station after one of its astronauts complained of a pinched nerve in his neck.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Challenge, International Space Station, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Human Spaceflight, Mark Vande Hei, Oleg Novitskiy, Mark T Vande Hei, Akihiko Hoshide, in Russia, Aquanauts, In Spaceflight, Soyuz Ms 18


The Wonderful Looks Out of This World...Literally

Most of your favorite space movies feature something going wrong. A malfunction. An invasion. It’s not just “Houston, we have a problem,” there’s always a problem. But that’s the movies. It’s fiction. In reality, while space is obviously a deadly place, being there isn’t always overly dramatic and intense. It can be…Read more...
Tags: Science, Houston, Astronauts, Scott Kelly, Tim Peake, Josh Simpson, Sergey Volkov, Frank Culbertson, Samantha Cristoforetti, Cady Coleman, Michael Foale, Peggy Whitson, William Shepherd, Oleg Artemyev, Koichi Wakata, Holly Ridings


Boeing's spaceship launch for NASA is seriously delayed as 'disappointing' technical issues send it back to the factory

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft onboard is readied at the launchpad, July 29, 2021 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani Boeing's Starliner spaceship won't launch to the International Space Station for NASA this month. Four valves on the spaceship's propulsion system are stuck, preventing it from firing its engines. Boeing is rolling Starliner back to the factory for further troubleshooting. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Jupiter, Iss, Boeing, Lucy, Commercial Crew Program, International Space Station ISS, Cape Canaveral Florida


Astronauts on the space station held their own Olympics, complete with synchronized air swimming - watch the videos

"Team Dragon" touches feet during their synchronized space swimming routine. Left to right: Akihiko Hoshide, Megan McArthur, Thomas Pesquet, and Shane Kimbrough. NASA Astronauts on the International Space Station held the first "Space Olympics" last week. Microgravity allowed the astronauts to show off flips, twists, handstands, and wall crawls. In the videos below, they also played "no-handball" and practiced slingshot-style sharpshooting. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, Olympics, International Space Station, Paris, European Space Agency, Tokyo, Astronauts, JAXA, McArthur, Thomas Pesquet


"NASA is looking for four crew members who will live and work for a year in a 3D-printed, 1,700-square-foot module called Mars Dune Alpha..."

"... based at NASA's Johnson Space Center. According to NASA, the crew might perform tasks such as simulated spacewalks, using virtual reality and robotic controls, exchanging communications and conducting other research.... The posting calls for healthy and motivated U.S. citizens between the ages of 30 and 55 years old, plus a STEM master's degree or sufficient experience piloting an aircraft... NASA warns that the crew will experience simulated problems like those humans might face on Mars, i...
Tags: Law, Nasa, Npr, Mars, Astronauts, Johnson Space Center, Ann Althouse, Mars Dune Alpha


ISS Mishap a Sign That NASA's Safety Culture Is Slipping, Warns Former Mission Controller

Disaster nearly struck the International Space Station last week when a Russian module unexpectedly fired its thrusters shortly after docking. A retired space engineer is now sounding the alarm, saying NASA’s safety culture is showing signs of decay and that an independent investigation is necessary. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Mir, Outer Space, James Oberg, Sergei Krikalev, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Science Diplomacy, Space Rendezvous, Russiaunited States Relations


What We’re Learning About That Upcoming Russian ‘Movie in Space’

A Russian actor and director are currently in training as the pair prepare to film scenes aboard the International Space Station later this year. New details are emerging about the project, such as the movie’s plot—and how Russian cosmonauts will be expected to take part.Read more...
Tags: Science, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Anton Shkaplerov, Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, Human Spaceflight, Zhenya, Klim Shipenko, Mark Vande Hei, Spacenews, Oleg Artemyev, Sergei Krikalev, Yulia Peresild, in Russia, Entertainment Culture


Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Russia's new space-station module fired its engines in error, pushing the entire station into an hour-long spin

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Proton, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Johnson Space Center, Zak


Russia's new space-station module has glitched, firing its thrusters and pushing the entire station out of position

A screenshot from NASA's livestream shows the Nauka module approaching its port on the International Space Station, July 29, 2021. NASA via Youtube Russia just sent a new module, called Nauka, to the International Space Station. After Nauka docked, it began mistakenly firing its thrusters - which moved the entire space station. The ISS rotated 45 degrees before NASA was able to get it back to its original position. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new Russian space-st...
Tags: Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Houston, Astronauts, Iss, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Cosmonauts, Johnson Space Center, Morgan McFall Johnsen Aylin Woodward, Nauka, Youtube Russia


Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Cape Canaveral Florida


Jeff Bezos' astronaut wings might only be 'honorary' after the FAA changed the definition of an astronaut

Jeff Bezos speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin's first-ever New Shepard crew may only qualify for "honorary" astronaut wings from the FAA. The FAA updated its astronaut criteria on the day that Bezos rocketed to the edge of space. The new guidelines make a clear distinction between "flight crew" and "spaceflight participants." See more stories on...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Earth, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Blue Origin, Mark, Bezos, New Shepard


Jeff Bezos went to space to realize how fragile Earth is. A 10-minute flight may not be long enough to experience this 'overview effect.'

Jeff Bezos, founder of Blue Origin. Blue Origin Astronauts realize Earth is fragile when seeing it from space. This is called the "overview effect." Jeff Bezos endeavored to feel that sensation during his roughly 10-minute spaceflight on Tuesday. One expert isn't sure a short flight is enough to profoundly change the billionaire's perspective. See more stories on Insider's business page. When NASA astronaut Alan Shepard saw Earth while walking on the moon in 1971, he cried. Oth...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Bezos, Alan Shepard, Frank White, New Shepard


Watch Jeff Bezos throw Skittles to companion Oliver Daemon in space: 'See if you can catch this in your mouth'

Jeff Bezos laughs as he speaks about his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space during a press conference on July 20, 2021 in Van Horn, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images Jeff Bezos tossed Skittles in zero gravity aboard the Blue Origin spaceflight on Tuesday. "See if you can catch this in your mouth," he said to 18-year-old passenger Oliver Daemon. Video footage also shows the crew throwing orange ping pong balls and floating around the cabin. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Branson, Federal Aviation Administration, Skittles, Blue Origin, Funk, Mark


The primary word of wisdom uttered in the Bezos-in-space extravaganza: "Woohoo."

The land-based announcers: "Wow!"ADDED: Oh, what am I saying? Do I think that going into space ought to produce intellectual insight? I'd be like Prince Philip — as depicted in "The Crown" — meeting the astronauts:  Why would they say anything but "woohoo"? "Woohoo" is the insight to be acquired, and you know that before you go and whether you go or not, just as you know "wow" is the word for those watching from a stationary position. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Philip, Bezos, Ann Althouse, The Crown


What's the carbon footprint?

I see "Richard Branson completed a daring, barnstorming flight to edge of space Sunday, rocketing through the atmosphere in the spaceplane he’d been yearning to ride for nearly 20 years." That's the Washington Post dribbling enthusiasm like a sci-fi fanboy. I have no idea what "edge of space" means, but I suspect it should be "the edge of space," and it's sloppy editing. Anyway, WaPo is normally concerned about global warming and I don't know why the "daring barnstorming" of a billionaire gets...
Tags: Travel, Spacex, London, Law, Washington Post, Singapore, Wealth, Global Warming, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Branson, Cnbc, Jeff