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SpaceX Falcon 9 launches in July to the ISS

The replenishment mission kicks off on July 24th. SpaceX SpaceX's static fire test, Falcon 9, has been completed. The spacecraft has a takeoff on July 24 for a replenishment mission to the International Space Station (ISS). The dragon had previously visited the ISS in April 2015 and December 2017 for replenishment missions. " Space Dragon flies three times ," Elon …

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NASA has announced the first fruit they will grow on the ISS, and it's hot

If everything goes according to plan, the International Space Station (ISS) will be a little sharper this November. Researchers hope Española chilli pepper plants ( Capsicum annuum ), which would make pepper the very first fruit grown in space by US astronauts. "We also looked for varieties that are not too large and yet are very productive in the controlled …

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US will launch its first spacecraft for the ISS Source after NASA certification in May 2020

Tech 05:02 15.07.2019 Get Short URL MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is expected to ship its first US-made spacecraft to the International Space Station instead of the Soyuz manufactured in Russia (ISS) after receiving NASA certification in May 2020, an aerospace industry spokesman said on Monday. NASA has paid Russia seats on the Soyuz spacecraft since the US Space …

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The ISS astronaut shares the surreal van Gogh-like view of Earth and stars

NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared this psychedelic view of the ISS. NASA Vincent van Gogh was on something when he imagined the landscape and the sky was pulled into taft light vortex. NASA astronaut Christina Koch shared her own ornate view of a starry night with a composite image captured by the International Space Station. "City lights, stars, thunderstorms, even …

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So astronauts on board the ISS celebrated the 4th of July – BGR

Creating a NASA patch and flying to the International Space Station is an incredible honor, but it has many victims. Not only do astronauts have to leave their friends and family for a long time, they also miss many things that are natural to most of us. This is their current mission for NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Nick Hague. …

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NASA is looking for proposals for commercial ISS modules

WASHINGTON – NASA has issued a call for proposals for commercial modules that could be added to the International Space Station, although an industry representative warns that such facilities may not be as lucrative as NASA believes. NASA has issued a Call for Proposals June 21 for "Developing Commercial Near-Earth Lanes with the International Space Station". The call is an …

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NASA's first Astrobee robot now flies around the ISS

Astronauts in the International Space Station have a flying robot company flying the first of three Astrobee bots. At the beginning of the year, NASA sent two of the cuboid trios to the ISS, where the robots finally help with household chores, participate in scientific experiments and make the entire site look more futuristic. First, Bumble flies – Honey and …

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GAO recommends NASA develop contingency plan for ISS access amid commercial crew delays

WASHINGTON – A new Government Accountability Report on NASA to develop a contingency plan to maintain access to the station next September 1965. The 1966 GAO noted that both Boeing and SpaceX are making progress on the development of their commercial crew vehicles, including an uncrewed test flight of SpaceX's crew Dragon Spacecraft in March. "Both contractors have made progress …

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NASA is again trying to commercialize the ISS

One of NASA's new low-earth orbit efforts is the provision of a docking port on the ISS that allows companies to connect commercial modules to the station. (Source: Bigelow Aerospace) by Jeff Foust Monday, June 10, 2019 When NASA decided to announce its long-awaited new initiative for support Due to commercial activity on the International Space Station and Earth orbit, …

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NASA opens the ISS for tourists, but do not worry, you can not afford it

Already next year, NASA will provide the International Space Station for space tourists and other businesses. Sounds exciting, but the costs involved are far beyond what most of us can afford. NASA does not fully own the ISS, and the Space Agency is currently unable to independently launch astronauts into orbit. However, this does not prevent them from opening the …

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