Spacecrafts

Cracks Found On The International Space Station Are A 'fairly Serious Issue,' A Former Nasa...

The International Space Station, photographed by Expedition 56 crew members from a Soyuz spacecraft. NASA/Roscosmos Former NASA astronaut Bill Shepherd gave Congress new details about cracks on the space station. About half a dozen cracks appeared...
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Spacex Crewmember Has Colorful Response To First View Of Earth

As the first all-civilian crew aboard a SpaceX spacecraft caught their first glimpse of Earth through the cupola, one of them uttered an unforgettable response.
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Elon Musk Taunts President Biden With 'sleeping' Tweet After Spacex Completes Mission

Elon Musk took a jab at President Joe Biden the day after his spacecraft SpaceX, completed a historic mission as the first all-civilian flight crew.      
Related topics: Joe Biden, SpaceX, Space

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Spacex's First Space Tourists Have Returned To Earth, Splashing Down Inside The Crew Dragon...

The Inspiration4 crew splashed down after a three-day spaceflight. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Bill Ingalls SpaceX's first space tourists have returned to Earth and splashed down off the coast of Florida. The amateurs on the Inspiration4...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, NASA

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Space Tourists Call Actor Tom Cruise While Orbiting Earth

While orbiting Earth, four space tourists called U.S. actor Tom Cruise to talk about life aboard the spacecraft. Representatives for SpaceX's first privately chartered flight said the crew members spoke Friday with Cruise, who is hoping to take...
Related topics: Space, SpaceX

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Aurora Propulsion Technologies Closes €1.7m Seed For Spacecraft Maneuvering And Deorbiting Tech

More spacecraft will be sent to orbit this year than ever before in human history, and the number of satellite launches is only anticipated to increase through the rest of the decade. Under these crowded conditions, being able to maneuver satellites...
Related topics: Aurora, Satellites, Space

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Spacex's All-civilian Crew Chatted With Elon Musk And Shared Photos Of Earth From The Spaceship's...

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX's first all-civilian crew spoke to Elon Musk on their first full day in...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Science Photos

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Chinese Astronauts Return After 90 Days Aboard Space Station

A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation’s first space station in China’s longest mission yet.     Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo landed in the Shenzhou-12 spaceship just...
Related topics: Astronaut, Space

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Russian Gov't Allocates $60mln To Produce Soyuz Spacecraft For Tourist Flights

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian government has allocated more than 4.4 billion rubles ($60.6 million) to space company Glavkosmos, a subsidiary of the Roscosmos state corporation, for the production of a rocket and spaceship for tourist flights by...

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A Spacecraft So Simple Anyone Can Fly It

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Here’s How To Watch Inspiration4 Blast Off On Wednesday.

On the evening of Wednesday, September 15th, history will be made as a crew of four commercial astronauts launch to orbit aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience. This flight will be operated by SpaceX, sponsored by Jared Isaacman (CEO...
Related topics: Astronaut, SpaceX, Space

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Spacex To Launch First All-civilian Crew Mission To Space

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. SpaceX is scheduled to launch on Wednesday evening its first all-civilian crew mission to space. The spacecraft is set to launch at 8:02 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The...
Related topics: SpaceX, Space, Kennedy Space Center, Science Photos, NASA

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What’s Really In Area 51 (besides The Alien Spaceships)?

Sebastien Roblin Area 51, Americas The smart money may instead be that hangar harbors advanced stealth drones. Here's What You Need To Remember: However, it’s possible to examine satellite images and snap photos of the base from twenty-six...
Related topics: Drones, Satellites, Space, Science Photos

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Defense Department Seeks Nuclear Propulsion For Small Spacecraft

Jon Fingas Contributor Jon Fingas is a contributing writer at Engadget. More posts by this contributor A Chinese EV startup wants to build a ridable robot unicorn for kids Continental’s eco-friendly...
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Defense Department Seeks Nuclear Propulsion For Small Spacecraft

The US Defense Department's ambitions beyond Earth just grew a little clearer. SpaceNews has learned the department recently put out a call for privately-made nuclear propulsion systems that could power small- and mid-sized spacecraft. The DoD...

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The Dark Asteroid Ryugu Finally Comes Into The Light

Using cameras aboard the Hayabusa2 spacecraft, Japanese scientists get a rare, close-up glimpse of a space rock’s structure.
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Spacex Is Launching Its First Civilians On Wednesday. Photos Reveal How They Trained For The 3-day...

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit...
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Nasa Has Too Many Spacecraft To Communicate With. Time To Build More Dishes

NASA is a sprawling organization that has to talk to everything from politicians in Washington DC to space probes that have left the solar system.  Discussions with the first might be as simple as a written letter for informal conversation, while...
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Watch The European Space Agency Test The Parachute For Its New Mars Rover

ESA recently released video footage of parachute drop tests for its ExoMars rover, showing how the spacecraft will be slowed as it approaches the red planet.
Related topics: European Space Agency, Space, Mars Rover Curiosity, Mars, Science Videos

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Ida Flooding, Alibaba’s Big Donation, Kilometer-long Spaceship

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