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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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NASA astronauts head to International Space Station on Pi Day, taking off at 3:14 p.m., of course

Could we call it the Pi High Club? NASA is sending two American astronauts and their Russian colleague to join the crew of the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, March 14. Or as math geeks would write: 3.14 -- also known as international Pi Day.
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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...
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NASA says SpaceX may launch a new spaceship for the agency on Saturday — an 'absolutely critical' test to help show Elon Musk's company can safely fly astronauts

NASA has given SpaceX approval for the first launch of a new spaceship designed to fly astronauts, called Crew Dragon. The experimental launch, which will carry only a dummy and some cargo (not people), is scheduled to occur on March 2 at 2:48 a.m. ET. The launch is one of several that Elon Musk's rocket company must do before NASA will certify the Crew Dragon for regular flight. NASA says it's a "critical first step" to proving the system is safe. Boeing also plans to test-launch its spaceshi...
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Postponed by Shutdown, NASA's Day of Remembrance Happens Next Week

NASA will hold its annual Day of Remembrance on Feb. 7, agency officials announced Tuesday (Jan. 29). The Day of Remembrance honors the 17 NASA astronauts who died in the agency's three tragedies -- the Apollo 1 fire in 1967, the loss of the space shuttle Challenger in 1986 and the destruction of the shuttle Columbia in 2003. These three accidents all occurred between Jan. 27 and Feb. 1 in their respective years, which is why the Day of Remembrance is held in late January or early February...
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Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth -- things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of rearing genetically engineered Martian babies. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine. Georgia, a country with an 8,000-year-old viticulture tradition, is putting its top space and wine scientists to work figuring out how to grow grapes on Mars. The project, named IX Mil...
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Plants grown on Moon for first time paving way for lunar base

Plants have sprouted on the Moon for the first time in a mini biosphere paving the way for bases which produce their own food and air. Pictures of the first tiny green shoots of cotton were released by researchers at the Advanced Technology Research Institute at Chongqing University who are running the experiment on board the Chang'e-4 lunar lander. The Chinese space agency spacecraft became the first to make a soft landing on the far side of the Moon earlier this month. Plants and flowers h...
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‘A rare sight’: Astronaut snaps incredible photo of 5 spaceships

The spacecraft belong to Russia and two private American aerospace companies.Six astronauts are currently aboard the International Space Station to conduct a variety of experiments.On Monday, Russian cosmonauts conducted a spacewalk to investigate the nature and cause of a mysterious 2-millimeter-wide hole in a Russian spacecraft. None Alexander Gerst, an astronaut for the German European Space Agency and current commander of the International Space Station (ISS), tweeted photos on Monday of a r...
Tags: Space, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Innovation, Iss, Roscosmos, International Space Station ISS, TASS, Dmitry Rogozin, Alexander Gerst, Gerst, German European Space Agency, Cygnus American Orbital Sciences


Russian cosmonauts stabbed a spaceship with a knife to locate a mysterious hole in the International Space Station

A drill hole was discovered and plugged at the International Space Station (ISS) in September. Two Russians performed a spacewalk outside the ISS on Monday to study the leak site from the outside. The cosmonauts used a knife to stab and hack away at insulation in a Soyuz spacecraft, where the hole is located. They took photos of the hole and collected samples of the Soyuz for analysis back on Earth. When crew members float outside the International Space Station (ISS) to build, inspect, or re...
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Here’s why NASA is sending worms to space

Space launches are some of the most spectacular and nerve wracking events you can witness. And when you are actually involved in one, you realize just how much can go wrong. We are currently in Florida, nervously counting down the hours until we launch our experiment, sending thousands of microscopic worms to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The launch, taking place at NASA Kennedy Space Center on December 4, isn’t the only one we have to worry about. Our ...
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Worms blast into space on rocket to ISS research team

The worms are scheduled to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning.
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Spokane astronaut reaches space station aboard Russian craft

The first Russian rocket to fly with people aboard since a harrowing failure two months ago blasted off Monday morning in a successful return to flight, carrying a Spokane astronaut. Lt. Col. Anne McClain was among the crew heading to the International Space Station (ISS) as students at her alma mater, Gonzaga Prep, watched, The […]
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Astronaut Anne McClain brought her 4-year-old son to a NASA photo shoot before flying to the space station, and the pictures will melt your heart

NASA astronaut Anne McClain launched to the International Space Station on Monday and arrived at at 12:33 p.m. EST. Before rocketing into orbit, McClain brought her son along to a NASA portrait session. Her son hammed it up for the camera, leading to some adorable official photos of McClain. The astronaut tweeted the photos in March in support of moms who struggle to find a work-life balance. Before NASA's talented astronauts launch into space, they pose for an official photo shoot. Most astr...
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Astronauts on new mission dismiss safety concerns after Soyuz accident

Astronauts of the first manned space mission since an unprecedented accident in October on Sunday brushed aside concerns about Russia's Soyuz rocket, saying risks were part of the job. Oleg Kononenko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Anne McClain of NASA and David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) from Baikonur in Kazakhstan aboard a Soviet-designed Soyuz on Monday.
Tags: Science, Russia, Nasa, Kazakhstan, International Space Station ISS, Canadian Space Agency, Oleg Kononenko, David Saint Jacques, Roscosmos Anne McClain


Free-floating Ubuntu social bot chats up astronauts on International Space Station

An Ubuntu-powered social robot called CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON) has begun work on the International Space Station. The self-navigating bot recognizes faces and answers questions relayed to a ground-based IBM Watson computer. A social robot with an Ubuntu OS has launched on the International Space Station (ISS) to answer astronauts’ questions via voice and […]
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Stunning Footage Filmed In Space Shows ‘How A Space Ship Leaves Our Planet’

A rocket launch is always an impressive spectacle to behold — whether you watch the live stream on the Internet or you have the privilege of witnessing the event from somewhere near the launch site. A gorgeous video shot from the International Space Station (ISS) captures a spacecraft blast off into orbit, revealing what a rocket launch looks like from the other side of the Karman Line — the commonly accepted boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space. The footage —a timelapse of a So...
Tags: Science, Earth, Iss, European Space Agency ESA, International Space Station ISS, Alexander Gerst


Place of the Year 2018 nominee spotlight: International Space Station

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest single structure humans have ever put into space. The spacecraft is in orbit 240 miles above Earth, and is both a home and a science laboratory for astronauts and cosmonauts. The station took 10 years and more than 30 missions to assemble, beginning in November 1998 when the first piece of the Station was launched by a Russian rocket.  It includes laboratory modules from the United States, Japan, and Europe. As of January 2018, 230 people from...
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How blasting worms into space could help slow down the ageing process

A tiny transparent worm could be the key to finding out how to stop the frailty and ill health which often comes with old age. British scientists are sending tens of thousands of worms into space in a government backed project to see if two drugs can prevent or slow down muscle wasting brought on by microgravity. In space, the 1mm long c-elegans worms have nothing to push against to maintain their muscle mass and so quickly start losing strength, mirroring the effect experienced by elderly peopl...
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Russia launches first Soyuz rocket since failed space launch

Russia on Thursday successfully launched a Soyuz rocket for the first time since the failure of a similar rocket aborted a manned take-off to the International Space Station (ISS) on October 11. "This is the first launch of a rocket from the Soyuz family since the October 11 accident," Russia's space agency chief Dmitry Rogozin wrote on Twitter. It was the third launch of a Soyuz rocket from Russia's northern Plesetsk launch pad this year, the military said.
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Russia may resume manned space flights on November 28: Interfax

The next manned flight of a Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) could take place on Nov. 28, Interfax news agency quoted a Russian space industry source on Saturday as saying. A Russian cosmonaut and a U.S. astronaut survived an aborted liftoff after a Soyuz rocket bound for the ISS failed in mid-air two minutes after the launch in Kazakhstan, leading to a dramatic emergency landing. Russia's space agency Roscosmos was not immediately available for comment on Saturday on the ...
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Russia plans to go ahead with manned space flight in December - TASS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia still plans to go ahead as planned with its next manned flight to the International Space Station (ISS) in December despite a rocket failure this week, TASS news agency cited a Russian space agency official as saying on Friday. Sergei Krikalev was quoted a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan after the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS. Krikalev added that the plans...
Tags: Science, Russia, Moscow, Kazakhstan, Reuters Russia, International Space Station ISS, TASS, Alexei Ovchinin, Nick Hague, Sergei Krikalev, Krikalev


Russia may delay cargo flight to ISS after accident: space agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia may delay a planned unmanned cargo shipment to the International Space Station (ISS) after the failure of a manned flight the previous day, Sergei Krikalev, a senior official from Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Friday. The space station's next re-supply mission had been scheduled for late October, but the unmanned Progress spacecraft -- which carries food and other supplies to the ISS -- uses the same rocket system as the Soyuz spacecraft involved in Thursda...
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Crew of 'Soyuz' Spacecraft Establish Contact After Failed Launch

A Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia's Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years. From a report: The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds into Thursday's flight, mission controllers on the Nasa broadc...
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Space crew abort flight after post-launch rocket failure

US and Russian crew of Soyuz spacecraft reported safe after emergency landingA Russian-American space crew have been forced to make an emergency landing in Kazakhstan after their Soyuz rocket suffered a failure shortly after launching from Russia’s Baikonur cosmodrome in one of the most serious space incidents in recent years.The launch began as a routine affair. Missions bound for the International Space Station (ISS) have been conducted every few months for the past 20 years. But 119 seconds i...
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US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan  — Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia were safe after an emergency landing Thursday in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos’ Alexei Ovchinin lifted off as scheduled at 2:40 p.m. (1:40 a.m. PDT) Thursday from the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan atop a Soyuz booster rocket. Roscosmos and NASA said the three-stage Soyuz booster su...
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Branson says Virgin Galactic to launch space flight 'within weeks'

British entrepreneur Richard Branson said he expects his Virgin Galactic company to conduct its first space flight "within weeks, not months" in comments broadcast Tuesday. Branson's Virgin Galactic is racing against Amazon creator Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to launch the first out-of-this-world passenger flight and take paying passengers into space. The first space tourists, who visited the International Space Station (ISS) in the 2000s, paid tens of millions of dollars for the privilege.
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First SpaceX Mission With Astronauts Set For June 2019

schwit1 shares a report from France 24: NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned U.S. launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing U.S. astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019. The timetable for both launches has already be...
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NASA announces SpaceX crewed flight June 2019

NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. A manned flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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First SpaceX mission with Nasa astronauts set for June 2019

Nasa has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019. The timetable for both launches has already been postponed several times, but Nasa said on...
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First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019: NASA

NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019.
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