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Anomaly-free SpaceX launches SuperDracos, ISS Astros fly into orbit with iFixit, and Buran turns 31. • The Register

Roundup Last week SpaceX proved that its crew can operate Dragon-demolition engines, ISS-Nauts have launched an EVA to repair their particle physics detector, and looking for Skylab was done an Art Director's Cut. SpaceX detonates Crew Dragon's demolition engines, nothing explodes SpaceX has successfully completed a static fire test over the entire duration of the engines to rescue the Crew …

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Delays, cost overruns by Boeing and SpaceX could deter NASA from the ISS, officials warn

The report, released Thursday by the NASA Inspectorate General, also states that the space agency Boeing unnecessarily allocated $ 187 million. As a result, the OIG estimates that NASA will pay approximately $ 90 million per seat for its astronauts' flight with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft. That's more than the space agency has paid Russia to use its Soyuz capsule, which …

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Without alternative, NASA spent nearly $ 4 billion to fly astronauts aboard the Russian Soyuz to the ISS and "overpay" Boeing for no reason

US space researchers have put together exactly how much money they have spent on the purchase of "seats" for Soyuz vehicles, as their partners SpaceX and "overpaid" Boeing have not met the deadlines for NASA's manned space programs. Over the past two decades, NASA spent $ 3.9 billion on transporting 70 astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) …

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ISS astronauts could soon enjoy freshly baked biscuits

ISS astronauts can bake biscuits in space with a Zero-G oven (source: Hilton Doubletree). Unlike early space travelers, who had to consume mysterious powders, purees, and freeze-dried cubes, today's astronauts enjoy a variety of freeze-dried meals, snacks, and desserts that are commonly found on Earth. As delicious as the Kitchen is, so pale is it in the comparison with a …

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Astronaut prepares for ISS mission with reduced crew

WASHINGTON – A NASA astronaut flying to the International Space Station next spring may be the only American on the station for long periods of uncertainty over commercial vehicle status. NASA announced on October 30 that Chris Cassidy will fly to the station next April with a Soyuz spacecraft with Russian cosmonauts Nikolai Tikhonov and Andrei Babkin. Cassidy will make …

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Biscuits in space: Furnace sent to the ISS for baking experiments

<img class = "js-image-replace" alt = "The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket with Cygnus replenishment spacecraft on board launches on Nov. 2 at the Wallops Air Base of Nasa, Virginia Northrop Grumman Antares rocket transported An oven was set up on the International Space Station (ISS) where astronauts can bake chocolate biscuits. A cargo ship with the specially designed "space oven" …

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ISS space walk completed: 2 new batteries installed in the station power

Astronauts Christina Koch and Drew Morgan floated in front of the International Space Station on Sunday, removing three aging batteries from the solar bundle of the lab and installing two more powerful replacement batteries. It was the first of five planned spacewalks to upgrade the complex electrical system and extend the life of the station to the 2020s. "Great work …

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