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ISS leak may force NASA and Russian astronauts to be stuck

A NASA astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts are set to stay onboard the International Space Station (ISS) for a whole year due to a leak that took place last month. The leak, which was spotted by ground staff on external video footage from the station, caused the temperature in the crew section of the Soyuz […]

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NASA astronauts explain reasons behind 50 year absence from the

Apollo 11 scientist reveals Moon landing secret On this day 50 years ago, Mission Commander Eugene Cernan became the last person to step foot on the Moon, as the Apollo 17 mission came to and end. His boots are now locked away in a display case at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., […]

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Here’s How NASA Determines Which Applicants Make It to Be Astronauts

Many children grow up gazing up at the night sky, dreaming of becoming astronauts who boldly go to the Moon – and beyond. But in order to get that elusive job, would-be astronauts must make it through a competitive selection process. For NASA’s 2021 class of astronauts, the space agency said it chose just 10 […]

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SpaceX Dragon to blast-off in days with vital supplies for astronauts

SpaceX will be launching a Dragon cargo spacecraft on the firm’s 26th commercial resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday. The launch — which will be carrying a variety of NASA experiments and hardware, along with supplies for the crew of the orbiting laboratory — is scheduled for 4.19pm EST (9.19pm GMT) […]

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NASA orders three more space capsules to take astronauts to the moon

NASA has placed an order for three more Orion space capsules to carry astronauts on its Artemis VI–VIII Moon missions — to a total cost of $1.99billion (£1.75billion). The modules, which can support a crew of six for 21 days beyond low-Earth orbit, will be manufactured by the US aerospace firm Lockheed Martin, which has […]

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Watch SpaceX splashdown the Crew-4 astronauts for NASA after a six-month stay at the space station

[The webcast is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see the video player above.] SpaceX is set to return its fourth operational crew mission from the International Space Station on Friday, with the quartet of astronauts due to splash down in the company’s capsule off the […]

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SpaceX launches Crew-5 mission for NASA, carrying astronauts to space station

SpaceX launched four people to the International Space Station from Florida on Wednesday, as Elon Musk’s company keeps up a steady pace of crewed missions. Known as Crew-5, the mission for NASA will bring the group up to the ISS for a six-month stay in orbit. The mission is SpaceX’s fifth operational crew launch for […]

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NASA unusual fears over astronauts getting pregnant in space

NASA chiefs are reportedly concerned one of its astronauts will suffer an unintended pregnancy in space as they will be spending more time on missions in the cosmos, reports claim. Fears over the unknown consequences a women becoming pregnant outside the Blue Planet, something that has never happened before despite more than 600 men and […]

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Britain’s Tim Peake among seven astronauts training for Artemis trip

The European Space Agency announced the list of candidates who will train to join a future NASA Artemis mission to the Moon during the International Astronautical Congress, which was held in Paris yesterday. Alongside Britain’s Tim Peake, the contenders include France’s Thomas Pesquet, Germany’s Dr Alexander Gerst and Dr Matthias Maurer, Italy’s Luca Parmitano and […]

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Jack Black’s mother saved astronauts while in labour: ‘Highlight of her career’

Preparing to head to the hospital, the mother took with her a printout of the problem she had been working on all day.  A few hours later she called her boss to announce that she had finally solved it, the system was officially done, and that she had given birth.  In a touching tribute, Cohen’s […]