NASA review underway after water leaks into astronaut’s helmet

NASA review underway after water leaks into astronaut’s helmet

NASA is halting all spacewalks at the International Space Station over concerns about the safety of decades-old spacesuits after water leaked into one astronaut’s helmet while working outside the station.Watch the full report in the video player above. European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Mauer was wrapping up a 7-hour long spacewalk outside the International Space … Read more

NASA to fund billions of stem cells being grown on the space station

NASA to fund billions of stem cells being grown on the space station

Researchers are investigating whether stem cells may grow better in zero gravity conditions than here on Earth. Researcher Dhruv Sareen’s stem cells have made their way to the International Space Station (ISS) on a supply ship sent by the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, which is trying to find new ways to mass produce … Read more

Do stem cells grow better in space? Dhruv Sareen’s own stem cells are orbiting Earth on International Space Station

Do stem cells grow better in space?  Dhruv Sareen’s own stem cells are orbiting Earth on International Space Station

Researcher Dhruv Sareen’s own stem cells are now orbiting the Earth. The mission? To test whether they’ll grow better in zero gravity. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles are trying to find new ways to produce huge batches of a type of stem cell that can generate nearly any other type of cell … Read more

NASA and Roscosmos sign long-awaited deal to share space flights to ISS despite Ukraine tensions

NASA and Roscosmos sign long-awaited deal to share space flights to ISS despite Ukraine tensions

NASA astronauts will go back to riding Russian rockets and Russian cosmonauts will catch lifts to the International Space Station (ISS) with US company SpaceX from September, it has been announced. NASA and Russia’s space agency Roscosmos have signed a long-sought agreement to integrate flights to the ISS that will allow Russian cosmonauts to fly … Read more

Nanoracks Performs First Test of ISS Waste Disposal Technology

Nanoracks Performs First Test of ISS Waste Disposal Technology

A bag of ISS waste is jettisoned from the Bishops Airlock on July 2, 2022. gif: Nanoracks/Gizmodo Private space company Nanoracks has announced the successful first test of a new technology to get rid of trash from the International Space Station. Tea International Space Station may seem glamorous, but astronauts aboard the orbital outpost still … Read more

This month in orbit: May’s space science

This month in orbit: May’s space science

Science & Exploration 06/24/2022 95 views 4 likes Vital research into health, climate, materials and more continues with ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and colleagues aboard the Space Station this month. Get up to date with what was on their schedule with May’s space science summary. On 6 May 2022, ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer made his … Read more

International Space Station successful in evading Russian debris: Report

International Space Station successful in evading Russian debris: Report

Tea International Space Station (ISS) has successfully evaded orbital debris coming from a Russian anti-satellite weapons test, according to a media report. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos used an uncrewed Progress 81 cargo ship docked at the ISS to move the orbiting lab from a piece of space junk from the Russian satellite Cosmos 1408, the … Read more

Outlaws in orbit: Canada to introduce a new law to punish astronauts committing crime in space

Outlaws in orbit: Canada to introduce a new law to punish astronauts committing crime in space

Canadian astronauts who commit crimes on the Moon could face punishment under a new law that extends the country’s criminal jurisdiction into outer space. The “Civil Lunar Gateway Agreement Implementation Act” is a piece of legislation added on to the country’s 2022 federal budget, which passed its first reading in Canada’s House of Commons – … Read more

1st all-private astronaut team on International Space Station begins decent back to Earth – National

1st all-private astronaut team on International Space Station begins decent back to Earth – National

The first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station (ISS) departed the orbiting outpost on Sunday to begin a descent back to Earth, capping a two-week science mission hailed as a milestone in commercial spaceflight. A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying the four-man team from the Houston-based startup company Axiom Space … Read more

What to Know About Crew-4, NASA’s Next Space Station Mission

What to Know About Crew-4, NASA’s Next Space Station Mission

Crew-4 member and ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is no stranger to the ISS.Photo: NASA SpaceX is preparing to launch NASA’s Crew-4 mission to the International Space Station, where the astronauts will spend the next six months running a diverse selection of scientific experiments in the microgravity environment. Crew-4 includes NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, … Read more