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Collins Aerospace is putting NASA’s latest space station suit to the test in a weightless environment on Earth. The test marked what NASA called “an important step” toward developing a suit that can be used for continuing operations and advancing scientific discovery in low Earth orbit (LEO). NASA awarded Collins... Read more...
While the Super Bowl provided fans with a tantalizing overtime win for the Chiefs, two astronauts onboard ISS showed off their own football skills. The space agency also shared just how much of its technology is at play during the big game, as well as some interesting facts in football terms. NASA astronauts were... Read more...
Astronauts seeking a healthy diet of leafy green vegetables while in space may be in for a bit of bad news. Researchers have found that lettuce and other plants grown in space are more susceptible to bacterial infections, such as salmonella. NASA and other space agencies have been attempting to grow different types... Read more...
Sierra Space successfully completed a burst test of its full-scale LIFE inflatable space station at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The violent burst only occurred after LIFE (Large Inflatable Flexible Environment) exceeded NASA’s recommended x4 safety levels by 27%. LIFE is a large, three-story structure that... Read more...
A mystery involving missing tomatoes onboard the International Space Station (ISS) has been solved. The yearlong tomato conundrum began after NASA astronaut Frank Rubio lost track of two tomatoes grown in space while harvesting for the eXposed Root On-Orbit Test System (XROOTS). According to NASA, the XROOTS... Read more...
A NASA toolbag worth an estimated $100,000 is floating in space after being lost during a recent spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS), and it can be seen from Earth with the aid of a pair of binoculars. Astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O'Hara were conducting maintenance on the space station when... Read more...
SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivers supplies and new experiments to the crew aboard the International Space Station. Dragon will remain docked for about a month before returning to Earth with cargo and research. NASA's SpaceX 29th commercial resupply mission launched on November 9, 2023, from Launch Complex 39A at... Read more...
Japanese researchers have successfully grown mouse embryos in space for the first time. While doing such a thing may sound pointless on the surface, it is vital to research if humans ever propagate during future space travel as we look to set foot on distant planets. As space agencies continue to move forward with... Read more...
NASA engineers and flight control teams are reviewing data and video associated with a coolant leak that postponed two US spacewalks initially scheduled for today and October 20, 2023. The leak is from a backup radiator on the International Space Station's Nauka multipurpose laboratory module (MLM). The space... Read more...
NASA has sent a request for proposal for an estimated $1B US Deorbit Vehicle (USDV), a spacecraft aimed at deorbiting the International Space Station (ISS) and ultimately safely crashing back to Earth. The United States, Japan, Canada, and the European Space Agency (ESA) have all committed to operating the station... Read more...
Members of NASA's SpaceX Crew 7 mission are on track for liftoff this Friday, August 25, 2023, as the crew clears its Flight Readiness Review. The space agency also shared intriguing insight into how the crew has been preparing for the upcoming mission on YouTube. On Aug. 20, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon... Read more...
The first Arab astronaut to complete a spacewalk shares how honey forms in space and the internet is finding it to be absolutely delicious content. Sultan Al Neyadi of the United Arab Emirates shared the experience of eating honey on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account while onboard the International Space... Read more...
NASA is slated to launch an Antares rocket later this evening from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A on Wallops Island, Virginia. The rocket launch may be viewable for residents throughout the mid-Atlantic region depending on how clear the night sky is, as well as online. Astronauts onboard the... Read more...
As NASA begins to send humans farther into space for extended periods of time, the space agency is researching new ways to provide basic needs for its crew members without any resupply missions from Earth. Part of the research being conducted on the International Space Station (ISS) includes recycling consumables such... Read more...
NASA's Skylab paved the way for operations in low-Earth orbit 50 years ago this week. The first space station was touted as a "bold concept," and led the way for the International Space Station (ISS) to begin operation in November of 2000. Skylab began as the Apollo Applications Program in 1968 with a mission objective to develop science-based Read more...
Experience Earth through the eyes of astronauts onboard the International Space Station (ISS) in a new virtual reality (VR) movie for the Meta Quest, titled Blue Marble Orbit 1. The breathtaking footage is part of the Emmy award-winning Space Explorer series and is part of a new trilogy for Meta Quest 2 and Quest... Read more...
Residents in California reported strange and mysterious lights streaking across the night sky on Friday night, leaving many questioning their origin. It turns out the explanation for the streaking orbs seen across California was fairly simple. Hundreds of residents in California were able to capture images and... Read more...
Lonestar Data Holdings Inc. has cleared a key financing milestone for placing data centers on the Moon, as it secures $5 million in oversubscribed seed financing. The company successfully completed data storage and edge processing testing as part of the first-ever software-defined payload sent to the International... Read more...
NASA's SpaceX Crew-6 mission launched successfully from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida in the early morning hours. The crew onboard the Dragon spacecraft are currently preparing to dock autonomously to the space-facing port of the station's Harmony module at approximately 1:17a.m. EST, Friday, March 3... Read more...
A NASA astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) snapped an exquisite image of auroras from space. Astronaut Josh Cassada shared the image on his Twitter profile, simply stating, "Absolutely unreal." Anyone fortunate enough to have viewed an aurora will probably tell you that the majestic show of... Read more...
NASA scrubbed its SpaceX Crew-6 mission just ahead of its launch to the International Space Station (ISS) due to a ground systems issue. The next available launch attempt is scheduled for 12:34a.m. EST on March 2, 2023, pending a resolution to the current issue can be found by then. The upcoming Falcon 9 launch of... Read more...
Two Expedition 68 crew members completed the first spacewalk from the International Space Station (ISS) yesterday. NASA astronaut Nicole Mann and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Koichi Wakata completed work left over from a previous spacewalk. Wakata and Mann began preparation for the spacewalk... Read more...
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