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

The International Space Station. Image: NASA / Roscosmos 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 bring astronauts into orbit independently. However, …

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NASA opens the ISS for commercial and private astronauts

Today, NASA executives announce that the space agency will open up parts of the International Space Station for more commercial opportunities, allowing businesses to use the space station's facilities in unprecedented ways, such as turning commercials or movies against the backdrop of space. NASA also calls on the private space industry to send in ideas for habitats and modules that …

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Watching: Astronaut takes an amazing time-lapse video of the Earth from the ISS

NASA astronaut Nick Hague has taken a breathtaking time-lapse video of Earth aboard the International Space Station. (Picture credits: Nick Hague / NASA) Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have the best prospects for Earth. To doubt? Just watch a breathtaking new timelapse video of our planet taken by NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has been aboard the orbiting …

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NASA shows Astrobee & # 39; Bumble & # 39; as the first robot assistant on the ISS

Last month, a spaceship arrived at the International Space Station, which, among other things, transported small cube-shaped robots called Astrobees. The devices are designed to operate in the spacecraft's unique zero-gravity environment and provide support for astronauts on the ISS. In their latest update on the subject, NASA has released a picture of the astro robotic "Bumble" on the ISS …

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The ISS now has an "algae bioreactor" that produces oxygen and food

Fresh Air The air on the International Space Station (ISS) could be fresher. Astronauts begin to test a new device called "Photobioreactor" according to Space. The living algae used to convert carbon dioxide into breathable oxygen and produce edible food. In contrast to Matt Damon, real astronauts can not live on potato shipments alone, closed systems that fill space vehicles …

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SpaceX's supply mission to the ISS solves electrical problems

A Falcon 9 rocket carrying an unrotated Dragon 1 spacecraft started on Saturday just before 3:00 am in Cape Canaveral, Florida. This is usually a routine task for SpaceX. However, the final launch, originally scheduled for the beginning of this week, was plagued by unusual hangups on the way to the launch pad, including a rare electrical problem aboard the …

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SpaceX launches "organs on a chip" for the ISS

Last month, a journal published a n -of-one experiment of unusual origin. It was the study that compared the physiology of astronaut Scott Kelly with that of his earthbound twin brother Mark. During his time on the International Space Station, Scott collected countless data about his own health and took hundreds of samples of his own stool, urine, and blood, …

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