Astronauts

ORION LAUNCH ABORT SYSTEM DESIGNED TO PULL ITS WEIGHT FOR MOON MISSIONS

JAstronauts inside NASA’s Orion spacecraft will soar toward the Moon atop the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket as part of the agency’s Artemis program to establish a permanent presence at the Moon and learn the skills needed to send humans to Mars. Crew members will journey aboard Orion with the confidence knowing the spacecraft is […]

NASA OPENS INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO NEW COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES

NASA is opening the International Space Station for commercial business so U.S. industry innovation and ingenuity can accelerate a thriving commercial economy in low-Earth orbit. This move comes as NASA focuses full speed ahead on its goal of landing the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, where American companies also will […]

NASA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO JOIN ITS APOLLO 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center is partnering with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Antelope Valley chapter, to celebrate the Apollo 50th anniversary event called Small Steps to Giant Leaps. This event is held to honor this historic moment in time when mankind first landed on the moon, and also looks forward to the […]

BOEING COMPLETES STARLINER HOT FIRE TEST

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner propulsion system was put to the test on May 23 at NASA’s White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico in support of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Teams ran multiple tests on Starliner’s in-space maneuvering system and the spacecraft’s launch abort system, which are key elements on the path to restore America’s capability […]

THE ATLAS V TO LIFT STARLINER WITH ASTRONAUTS DEPARTS FACTORY FOR LAUNCH SITE

The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that will launch Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on the Crew Flight Test (CFT) mission to the International Space Station for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program emerged last Thursday from the production factory in Decatur, Alabama for transport in a giant cargo ship to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. […]

FIRST SUCCESSFUL CRISPR/CAS9 GENE EDITING ON INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

For the first time, astronauts have used CRISPR/Cas9 technology to edit DNA in space. The gene editing technique was deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) to induce targeted breaks in the yeast genome. Molecular changes left behind as yeast repair these breaks will provide clues about how cells repair their DNA in space. This […]

SPACE TRAVEL AND YOUR JOINTS

A novel Henry Ford Hospital study of mice aboard a Russian spaceflight may raise an intriguing question for the astronauts of tomorrow: Could traveling in space be bad for your joints? Researchers found early signs of cartilage breakdown in the mice, suggesting that the reduced biomechanical forces of spaceflight are at play on the musculoskeletal […]

LUNAR POWER SYSTEM TEAM WINS PRESIDENT’S AWARD

In preparation of establishing a sustainable presence on the Moon by 2028, NASA is developing new technologies that will let astronauts land, live and explore the surface. In this video, Marc Gibson of NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland describes Kilopower, a power system to enable long-duration stays on planetary surfaces, including the Moon and […]

SPACEX DRAGON HEADS TO SPACE STATION WITH NASA SCIENCE, CARGO

After launching at 2:48 a.m. EDT May 4, a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft delivered approximately 5,500 pounds of NASA cargo and science investigations to the International Space Station. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida and arrived at the orbiting laboratory […]

UNIPHI SPACE AGENCY IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FOURTH-ANNUAL NATIONAL ASTRONAUT DAY MAY 5TH

uniphi space agency, a division of uniphi good LLC, is proud to announce the fourth annual National Astronaut Day, honoring Apollo’s 50th Anniversary, featuring a student art Astronaut patch design contest, reading and online fundraising campaign, music collaborations to celebrate Astronauts and more, all to launch on Sunday, May 5th, 2019. In keeping with the […]

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