International Space Station (ISS)

REFABRICATOR TO RECYCLE, REUSE PLASTIC INSTALLED ON SPACE STATION

The first integrated recycler and 3D printer was successfully installed onboard the International Space Station into the station’s experiment racks. This technology demonstration, called a Refabricator, will turn plastic materials of various sizes and shapes into feedstock used to 3D print items. The entire process happens in a single automated machine about the size of […]

PROLONGED SPACEFLIGHT COULD WEAKEN ASTRONAUTS’ IMMUNE SYSTEMS

NASA hopes to send humans to Mars by the 2030s on a round-trip mission that could take up to three years – far longer than any human has ever traveled in space. Such long-term spaceflights could adversely affect certain cells in the immune systems of astronauts, according to a new study led by University of […]

Axiom Space And Danish Aerospace Company To Collaborate On Astronauts’ Next-Gen Health Monitoring Technology

Commercial space station developer Axiom Space (Axiom) and Danish Aerospace Company (DAC), creator of astronauts’ wearables and other health monitoring devices, announced a collaboration to develop and test next-generation human performance monitoring and exercise technology for use in space. The two companies signed a cooperative agreement to test DAC-made systems on upcoming Axiom human spaceflights […]

BOSCH PARTNERS WITH ASTROBOTIC TO STUDY DEEP AUDIO ANALYTICS ON THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Bosch in North America and Astrobotic Technology Inc. have announced a research partnership to send experimental sensor technology to the International Space Station (ISS) as early as May 2019. Bosch’s SoundSee technology is a deep audio analytics capability that uses a custom array of microphones and machine learning to analyze information contained in emitted noises. […]

ISS MICROBES SHOULD BE MONITORED TO AVOID THREAT TO ASTRONAUT HEALTH

Strains of the bacterium Enterobacter, similar to newly found opportunistic infectious organisms seen in a few hospital settings, have been identified on the International Space Station (ISS). The strains found in space were not pathogenic to humans, but researchers believe they should be studied for potential health implications for future missions, according to a study […]

NASA TELEVISION TO AIR LIVE INTERVIEWS WITH ASTRONAUT NICK HAGUE

NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his trip to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, October 16. The interviews will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency’s website and Facebook Live. […]

ASTRONAUT, COSMONAUT SAFE AFTER ABORT DURING LAUNCH TO THE ISS SPACE STATION

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin are resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly occurred shortly after their launch. The Soyuz MS-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 2:40 a.m. MDT Thursday, October 11 (2:40 p.m. in Baikonur time) carrying […]

NASA SELECTS TWO COMPANIES TO HELP TAKE OUT THE DEEP SPACE TRASH

NASA has selected Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) and UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) to develop systems that can reduce trash volume, and process the resulting atmosphere contaminants during deep space missions. The U.S. companies responded to NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) Appendix F: Logistics Reduction (LR) in Space by Trash Compaction and Processing […]

NASA, UAE SPACE AGENCY SIGN HISTORIC IMPLEMENTING ARRANGEMENT FOR COOPERATION IN HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT

NASA and the UAE Space Agency (UAESA) signed an Implementing Arrangement (IA) Monday, October 1, that outlines cooperation across a range of areas related to space exploration and human spaceflight. The document was signed by H.E. Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, and Chairman of the UAE […]

NASA UNVEILS SUSTAINABLE CAMPAIGN TO RETURN TO MOON, ON TO MARS

In December of 2017, President Donald Trump signed Space Policy Directive-1, in which the president directed NASA “to lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.” In answer to that bold call, […]

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