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SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

The Inspiration4 crew enjoys weightlessness on a parabolic flight, July 11, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first civilians into orbit Wednesday, weather permitting. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed a five-month training program to prepare. Nonetheless, SpaceX is sending them up with zip ties and sedatives in case someone becomes a danger to themselves or others. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX plans to launch a spaceship full ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Associated Press, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Kramer, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


Spaceflight will be ferrying payloads from Orbit Fab, GeoJump to lunar orbit next year

Space rideshare service provider Spaceflight Inc. is going to be shuttling customers on a lunar flyby mission next year, part of its long-term vision of giving companies easy access to lunar orbits and beyond. The Seattle-based company will be delivering payload using its propulsive transfer vehicle, Sherpa EScape, or Sherpa-ES, the latest iteration of Sherpa vehicles that the company has been testing for the past few years. The Sherpa essentially acts as last-mile space transportation, deployin...
Tags: Space, Tech, Nasa, Moon, Seattle, Spaceflight, Aerospace, SpaceX Falcon, Sherpa, Intuitive Machines, Spaceflight Inc, Orbit Fab, Geojump, Sherpa LTC


Smoke Detector Triggers Alarm in Russian Segment of the International Space Station

An alarm went off on the International Space Station earlier this morning as cosmonauts woke up to the smell of smoke.Read more...
Tags: Science, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Mir, Outer Space, Jonathan McDowell, Zvezda, Jerry Linenger, in Russia, Nauka, Disaster Accident, Pyotr Dubrov, Oleg Novitsky, Russiaunited States Relations


We must subsidize and regulate space exploration

Joshua Jahani Contributor Share on Twitter Joshua Jahani is a lecturer at Cornell University and New York University, and a board adviser at the investment bank Jahani and Associates specializing in the Middle East and Africa. In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web (popularizing the modern internet). He didn’t protect the technology because he wanted it to benefit us all. Three decades later, most of the power —...
Tags: TC, Column, Space, Opinion, Government, Africa, Tech, Policy, Atlantic, United States, Space Tourism, Space Travel, Virgin Galactic, Middle East, Spaceflight, Aerospace


The Perseverance Rover Finally Got Its First Martian Rock Sample, For Real This Time

For the Perseverance Mars rover, second time’s the charm. Read more...
Tags: Science, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Life on Mars, Outer Space, Perseverance, Jezero, Ken Farley, Exploration Of Mars, Syrtis Major Quadrangle


Malfunctioning rocket takes off sideways

When the US firm Astra tried to launch its latest rocket up to low-earth orbit, one of the engines failed on the launch pad — so instead of going up, the rocket remained upright but shuffled off sideways, almost like it was slinking out of the room. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, US, Rockets, Spaceflight, Space Race, Astra, 3-2-1 Liftoff


Mars Rover Perseverance Appears to Have Grabbed Its First Rock Sample

The Perseverance rover had a bit of a false start to its science campaign on Mars last month, when it appeared to have successfully collected a rock only to find its sampling tube empty. In its second coring attempt, NASA directed the rover to a different patch of rock, and images received on Earth today suggest the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Abigail Allwood, Perseverance, Mars Landing, Jezero, Mars rovers, Exploration Of Mars, In Spaceflight


China’s Concept for a Martian Helicopter Seems Awfully Familiar

China’s National Space Science Center is working on an aerial drone that bears a striking resemblance to NASA’ Ingenuity helicopter, currently on Mars. It’s got four outstretched wiry legs, two rotors stacked atop each other, and a simplified fuselage. It’s China’s take on NASA’s wildly successful aerial drone.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, China, Environment, Nasa, United States, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Andrew Jones, Ingenuity, Mars rovers, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Technology Internet, Exploration Of Mars


New Cracks on ISS Expose Deteriorating State of Russian Segment

Newly detected cracks in an old Russian ISS module could worsen over time, according to a senior Russian space official. It’s the latest in a series of setbacks as Russia considers its future with the orbital outpost.Read more...
Tags: Science, Russia, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Dmitry Rogozin, Energia, Yuri Borisov, Zarya, Zvezda, Vladimir Solovyov, in Russia, Nauka, Soyuz Ms, Science Diplomacy


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


Jeff Bezos Dick Rocket Goes on Sale for $69 in Scale Model Form

Model rocket maker Estes is releasing a 1/66th scale model of the Blue Origin rocket New Shepard, meaning that anyone will be able to launch their own version of the spacecraft 400 feet into the air. But if you’re wondering, yes, the Estes version looks exactly like the real version. Which is to say that it looks like…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Space Tourism, Rocket, Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Shepard, ESTES, New Shepard, Private Spaceflight, C6, Blue Origin New Shepard, Space Industry


Space Force Now Says Its Most Important Mission Is Protecting GPS Satellites

In the pantheon of the armed services, the U.S. Space Force has always been a bit of an odd duckling. Its genesis during Donald Trump’s administration was hardly auspicious, much of its mission exists in the future tense, and it might take a little time for the convention of referring to its personnel as “Guardians”…Read more...
Tags: Science, European Union, Satellite, John, Mcdonalds, Donald Trump, Spaceflight, Global Positioning System, Raymond, Galileo, Rand Corporation, U S Space Force, Gps Satellites, Pierre Jones, Error Analysis For The Global Positioning System, Natalia Pinto


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


Ispace unveils bigger moon lander capable of surviving lunar nights

Ispace, a Japanese space startup that aims to lead the development of a lunar economy, has unveiled its design for a large lander that could go to the moon as early as 2024. Tokyo-based ispace said this next-gen lander, dubbed Series 2, would be used on the company’s third planned moon mission. The lander is both larger in size and payload capacity than the company’s first lander, coming in at around 9 feet tall and 14 feet wide including legs. The vehicle will be capable of carrying up to 500 k...
Tags: Space, Colorado, Germany, Tech, Nasa, United States, Commercial Spaceflight, Tokyo, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Gnc, Outer Space, General Atomics, Draper, ArianeGroup


NASA Details Next Steps After Mars Rover's Attempt to Collect Rock Goes Awry

Scientists at NASA were pretty excited in early August when the Perseverance rover indicated that it had drilled its first sample of Martian rock. But as it turned out, the sample tube was empty, and the Perseverance team began a remote investigation to solve the mystery of the disappearing rock.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Perseverance, Jezero, Mars rovers, Mars Exploration Rover, Kenneth Farley, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Exploration Of Mars, Mars Exploration Program


Suing your way to the stars

Hello friends, and welcome back to Week in Review! I’m back from a very fun and rehabilitative couple weeks away from my phone, my Twitter account and the news cycle. That said, I actually really missed writing this newsletter, and while Greg did a fantastic job while I was out, I won’t be handing over the reins again anytime soon. Plenty happened this week and I struggled to zero in on a single topic to address, but I finally chose to focus on Bezos’s Blue Origin suing NASA. If you’re reading t...
Tags: Apple, Google, Food, TC, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Congress, America, Entrepreneur, Tech, Tesla, Walmart, Banking, Nasa, Afghanistan


NASA’s Dragonfly Mission to Explore Saturn’s Moon Titan Comes Into Sharper Focus

The scientific objectives of the upcoming Dragonfly mission to explore Saturn’s moon Titan are described in a new research paper, along with the instruments required to fulfill these goals.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Environment, Nasa, Saturn, Spaceflight, Titan, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft, Cassini, Dragonfly, Frank Herbert, Huygens, Shangri La, Alex Hayes, Jason Barnes


NASA Weakly Defends Astronaut Following Russian State Media Accusations of ISS Sabotage

Still stinging from the recent ISS cartwheeling mishap, Russian state-owned news agency TASS alleges that a NASA astronaut deliberately damaged a docked Soyuz spacecraft for the purpose of facilitating a prompt return to Earth, in an incident dating back to 2018. The claim is unfounded and outrageous—but you wouldn’t…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Ars Technica, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Spaceflight, Roscosmos, Spacecraft, Serena, Eric Berger, Outer Space, TASS, Dmitry Rogozin, Bill Nelson, Kathy Lueders


Boeing Starliner Malfunction Potentially Caused by Florida's Humid Air, Investigators Say

Engineers with Boeing and NASA are honing in on the root cause of a technical glitch that resulted in the cancelation of a Starliner test launch. A promising theory suggests moisture got into the spacecraft’s propulsion system, causing critical valves to get stuck. As to how this moisture got in, however, is now a…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Nasa, Commercial Spaceflight, Spaceflight, Boeing, OFT, Lucy, Pad Abort Test, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Commercial Crew Program, Bigelow Aerospace, Human Spaceflight, Atlas V


Hear the ‘Sound’ of a Spacecraft Flying Past Venus

Two spacecraft zipped past Venus at nearly time this week, and we’re steadily getting more data from this rare double flyby. The research teams have even translated some of this data into sounds, which you can hear below.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Outer Space, JAXA, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Cosmic Vision, Observations And Explorations Of Venus, Technology Internet, Gravity Assist, Missions To Mercury, Exploration Of Mercury


NASA's 2024 Astronaut Moon Landing Is Almost Certainly Not Going to Happen

Ongoing delays in developing NASA’s next-generation spacesuit, along with significant delays in other major programs, mean a lunar landing in 2024 is “not feasible,” according to a report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Orion, Spaceflight, Boeing, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Artemis program, Space Shuttle Program, Artemis Iii, Exploration Of The Moon, Artemis 3, Space Suit


Unfinished Spacesuits Means Astronaut Moon Landing in 2024 Is Almost Certainly Not Going to Happen

Ongoing delays in developing NASA’s next-generation spacesuit, along with significant delays in other major programs, mean a lunar landing in 2024 is “not feasible,” according to a report from the agency’s Office of Inspector General.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Nasa, Orion, Spaceflight, Boeing, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Outer Space, Artemis program, Space Shuttle Program, Artemis Iii, Exploration Of The Moon, Artemis 3, Space Suit


Just Two Robots Hanging Out on Mars

The Ingenuity helicopter was imaging a dune-covered region of Jezero Crater on its 11th flight on Mars when the Perseverance rover was caught in the frame of its camera. Depending on how you see the craft, it either looks like an errant rock formation trying to fit in amid the Martian landscape or a deer in the…Read more...
Tags: Science, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Outer Space, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Mars rovers, Jezero Crater, Exploration Of Mars, Robert Hogg


Indian Rocket Carrying Earth-Monitoring Satellite Fails to Reach Orbit

India’s space agency says an unknown technical glitch prevented the upper stage of its GSLV-F10 rocket from igniting, in what is a frustrating setback for the burgeoning space power.Read more...
Tags: Science, India, Environment, EOS, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Vikram, Indian Space Research Organisation, Jonathan McDowell, GSLV, Disaster Accident, In Spaceflight, Gsat 6a, Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, Gsat 14


Perseverance’s Missing Mars Rock Sample Appears to Have Crumbled Away

The Perseverance rover may have hit its first major hiccup on Mars, as last week’s attempt at sampling Martian rock turned up a perplexing amount of nothing. Yesterday, mission team members at NASA reported that the rover’s systems functioned perfectly—the problem instead lies with the composition of the Martian…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Lander, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Perseverance, Mars rovers, Tianwen 1, Uncrewed Spacecraft, Louise Jandura


Space manufacturing startup Varda inks deal with Rocket Lab for three spacecraft

Orbital manufacturing startup Varda Space Industries is moving fast. Only a few weeks after announcing a $42 million Series A, Varda has signed a deal with launch company Rocket Lab for three Photon spacecraft to support the startup’s initial missions. The first spacecraft will be delivered in the first quarter of 2023, with the second to follow later that year and the third in 2024. It’s an aggressive schedule for the eight-month-old Varda and would mark the company’s first three manufacturing ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Commercial Spaceflight, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Founders Fund, Rocket Lab, Varda, Delian Asparouhov, Asparouhov, Will Bruey


First Image From This Week's Rare Double Flyby of Venus

The BepiColombo mission got this close-up image of the planet Venus as it passed by on August 10. The spacecraft was using Venus for a gravity assist on its way to its ultimate destination, Mercury. It’s one of two spacecraft zipping by the planet this week, the other being Solar Orbiter, which flew past yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Space Exploration, Spaceflight, Venus, Spacecraft, Outer Space, BepiColombo, Solar Orbiter, Discovery And Exploration Of The Solar System, Cosmic Vision, Disaster Accident, Gravity Assist, Missions To Mercury, Terrestrial Planets


What in the Hell Is Going on With Boeing’s Starliner?

New details are emerging about a technical problem that prevented NASA and Boeing from conducting a test launch of a CST-100 Starliner spacecraft last week. The problem appears to be more severe than previously believed, casting doubt on plans to launch the spacecraft later this month. Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Boeing, OFT, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Commercial Crew Program, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Starliner, Keith Cowing, Atlas V, Boeing Starliner, John Vollmer


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


Perseverance Collects Its First Rock Sample on Mars

Perseverance has now collected a rock sample on Mars, the first of around 35 that will be set aside for a future mission to collect and bring to Earth. NASA announced the successful collection in a tweet this morning.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Nasa, United States, Rover, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Opportunity, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Perseverance, Ingenuity, Jezero, Thomas Zurbuchen, Mars rovers, Technology Internet