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Twin astronaut study suggests interplanetary travel may not be a health risk

The human body "remains robust and resilient" after almost a year in space, according to a long-term, multi-institutional study of twins, one of whom lived aboard the International Space Station for 340 days while the other remained on Earth. These heartening results remove a potential barrier to crewed interplanetary missions — and just in time ...

Scott Kelly spent a year in space. What happened to his body?

04.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

When astronaut Scott Kelly landed in the frigid Kazakhstan plains on March 2, 2016, a team of responders pulled Kelly and two Russian cosmonauts from the charred capsule and carried them to chairs, set out in the crisp morning air. After nearly a yea... ...

Incredible video of space station flying in front of the moon

On Sunday, UK-based backyard astrophotographer Szabolcs Nagy captured a series of images of the International Space Station transiting the moon and combined them in the captivating GIF above. Nagy's tools, seen below in the parking lot where he set up for the shoot, were a Skywatcher 250/1200 FlexTube Ddobson telescope and Zwo ASI224MC camera.

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SpaceX and Boeing commercial crew capsule test dates slip yet again

One of the most important upcoming events in the space industry is undoubtedly the advent of SpaceX and Boeing's competing crew-bearing capsules, which the companies have been working on for years. But today brings yet another delay for both programs, already years behind schedule. ...

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space

12.21.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after living in space.  From your lack of spatial awareness to missing that bird's eye view from the International Space Station, astronauts come back home to solid ground and experience all kin... ...

Alexa in space? Why free-floating AI friends are in our interplanetary future

12.17.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

This post is part of Science of Sci-Fi, Mashable's ongoing series dissecting the science (or lack of science) in our favorite sci-fi movies, TV shows, and books. Not many American nerds these days know about a golden age sci-fi writer called Edmond ... ...

Malfunction mars the landing for SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS

The latest Falcon 9 mission launched successfully, but its reusable booster just missed sticking the landing thanks to a stalled hydraulic pump on the grid fin, according to a tweet by Elon Musk. Grid fin hydraulic pump stalled, so Falcon landed just out to sea. Appears to be undamaged & is transmitting data. Recovery ship ...

SpaceX successfully launches to the space station but misses the landing

12.05.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched to space on Wednesday, but it didn't quite stick the landing. Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully lifted off from a launch pad in Cape Canaveral, Florida, carryi... ...