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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... ...

“How to take a picture of a black hole,” a 2017 TED talk by grad student Katie Bouman who then helped make it happen

Yesterday, scientists revealed the first ever photo of a black hole. Three years ago, Katie Bouman, then a computer science grad student at MIT, led the development of a key algorithm that helped make this historical image possible. In the TED Talk above from 2017, she explained "How to Take a Picture of a ...

How did NASA create its own pretty artificial auroras? Rockets, of course.

04.10.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Painting the sky with your own aurora is as easy as launching a NASA rocket into the Norwegian night. The space agency orchestrated its own version of the light phenomena on Friday in order to understand the amount of energy auroras generate within E... ...

Boeing confirms delay of Starliner’s first test flight

The Commercial Crew program is well on its way to changing the way the world accesses space, but SpaceX may hog the glory this year if rival Boeing keeps putting off the first tests of its complete Starliner system. The first uncrewed test flight, tentatively scheduled for May, has been pushed all the way out ...

NASA’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine warns India’s anti-satellite test could be dangerous for the ISS

04.03.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

NASA’s Administrator Jim Bridenstine has warned India’s “Mission Shakti” to destroy a low-orbit satellite using a missile produced debris that has boosted the risk for crew aboard the International Space Station. Read more...M... ...

Astronaut Anne McClain shares stunning moonset from the International Space Station

04.02.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

What do people do to relax in space? Watch the moon set. That's according to NASA astronaut Anne McClain, who on Monday shared an absolutely gorgeous moonset video taken from the International Space Station (ISS). McClain's video shows a time-lapse ... ...

Mars helicopter bound for the Red Planet takes to the air for the first time

The Mars 2020 mission is on track for launch next year, and nesting inside the high-tech new rover heading that direction is a high-tech helicopter designed to fly in the planet's nearly non-existent atmosphere. The actual aircraft that will fly on the Martian surface just took its first flight and its engineers are over the ...