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Spacewalk success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS

The International Space Station was treated to some new batteries on Friday, thanks to two NASA astronauts who took a spacewalk for nearly seven hours in order to complete the upgrades. The post Spacewalk success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Spacewalk a success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS

The International Space Station was treated to some new batteries on Friday, thanks to two NASA astronauts who took a spacewalk for nearly seven hours in order to complete the upgrades. The post Spacewalk a success as astronauts upgrade batteries on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Emerging Tech, News, Astronauts, International Space Station, Lithium Ion Batteries, NASA, Power Upgrades


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...
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Astronaut Anne McClain brought her 4-year-old son to a NASA photo shoot before flying to space, and the pictures will melt your heart

NASA astronaut Anne McClain launched to the International Space Station on December 3, 2018. Before rocketing into orbit, McClain brought her son along to a NASA portrait session. He hammed it up for the camera, leading to some adorable photos. The astronaut tweeted the pictures in March 2018 in support of moms who struggle to find a work-life balance. McClain is now poised to perform the first all-female spacewalk with fellow astronaut Christina Hammock Koch on March 29. Before NASA's talent...
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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...
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Boeing delays flight test to International Space Station: sources

Boeing Co has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA's human spaceflight program, and pushed its crewed flight until November, industry sources said on Wednesday.
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A silver bullet is being aimed at the drug-resistant superbugs on the ISS

A bacteria which is benign here on Earth can mutate into a drug-resistant superbug once it enters space. Now this problem is being tackled by a team of microbiologists who have found a way to inhibit the spread of bacteria in the ISS. The post A silver bullet is being aimed at the drug-resistant superbugs on the ISS appeared first on Digital Trends.
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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


Superbugs have colonized the International Space Station -- but there's a silver lining

Researchers have taken another small step towards deep space exploration, by testing a new silver- and ruthenium-based antimicrobial coating aboard the International Space Station (ISS). Published in Frontiers in Microbiology, their study shows that the AGXX® dramatically reduced the number of bacteria on contamination-prone surfaces -- and could help protect future astronauts beyond the moon and Mars.
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Mining the Moon

If you were transported to the Moon this very instant, you would surely and rapidly die. That's because there's no atmosphere, the surface temperature varies from a roasting 130 degrees Celsius (266 F) to a bone-chilling minus 170 C (minus 274 F). If the lack of air or horrific heat or cold don't kill you then micrometeorite bombardment or solar radiation will. By all accounts, the Moon is not a hospitable place to be.Yet if human beings are to explore the Moon and, potentially, live there one d...
Tags: Space, Resources, China, Sustainability, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Moon, Innovation, Universe, European Space Agency, Planets, Exploration, Moon Exploration, Harrison H Schmitt, NASA Lunar


We had a competitive distance runner try this $500 running watch for 1,000 miles — and it's better than anything he's ever used

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. A high-quality GPS running watch provides accurate data about your runs, displays the information you want clearly on one screen, and is packed full of other useful metrics. We like the Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Watch because it can be used for swimming and cycling, has a long battery life, and measures several metrics you...
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A look at how the number of women in the military has steadily grown

Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was awarded the Coast Guard Air Medal for operations. (Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video) Last month, Coast Guard Lt. Ronaqua Russell, 28, was one of eight pilots to be awarded the prestigious Coast Guard Air Medal for operations after the deadly hurricane that hit Houston in 2017. She is the first African-American woman in the branch to receive the Air Medal. The Women in Aviation International Conference ends Saturday, March 16 in Long Beach. Nine C...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Iraq, Defense, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Military, International Space Station, Army, Marine Corps, Va, Pentagon, Houston


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...
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Apollo moon samples, ancient DNA and otters: This week in space and science

This week, a new crew has docked at the International Space Station, ancient DNA revealed how gene pools shifted over time, and pristine samples from the Apollo moon landings are going to be studied for the first time.
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Rocket launch seen from the International Space Station

It took place a few weeks ago, but it's a good day for it all the same. Credit: NASA, ISS, Riccardo Rossi (ISAA) Music: Inspiring Adventure Cinematic Background by Maryna Details: https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap181126.html Comments: http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod... Attribution: NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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'Naut trio successfully dock at ISS after Soyuz rocket goes all the way

Hague, Ovchinin, Koch arrived at their new home this morning It was second time lucky for NASA astronaut Nick Hague as he and fellow crew members Aleksey Ovchinin and Christina Koch arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) this morning.…
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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


Astronauts from aborted mission lift off successfully this time

Two of the three astronauts on their way to the International Space Station were in last October's lift-off that was aborted mid-flight.
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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.
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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...
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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 […]
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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


The first all-female spacewalk in history will feature women astronauts, flight directors, and mission controllers. NASA says it's a coincidence.

The first all-female spacewalk is scheduled to occur on March 29 outside the International Space Station. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will work together in spacesuits while female mission controllers on Earth provide support. NASA said the historic first "was not orchestrated to be this way" and is a result of scheduling changes and the changing makeup of its agency. The goal of the spacewalk is to upgrade the space station's power system with new batteries. NASA is about to ...
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The first all-female spacewalk in history will feature women astronauts, flight directors, and mission controllers. NASA says it's a scheduling accident.

The first all-female spacewalk is scheduled to occur on March 29 outside the International Space Station. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will work together in spacesuits while female mission controllers on Earth provide support. NASA said the historic first "was not orchestrated to be this way" and is a result of scheduling changes and the changing makeup of its agency. The goal of the spacewalk is to upgrade the space station's power system with new batteries. NASA is about to ...
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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