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The Chernobyl mushroom could protect astronauts from radiation during space missions

A species of fungus found at the site of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster was launched into a research project aimed at protecting astronauts from radiation during space missions. “Radiation is the greatest danger to humans in space exploration missions,” the scientists explain in a summary of a paper that was uploaded to the BioRxiv preprint server for biology. The mushroom …

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Apollo missions will receive an updated video

July 20 was the anniversary of the first human foot on the moon. If you were still alive then, you probably remember how you were glued to the TV when you saw the high-tech pictures of Armstrong, who took this first step. If you watch the video again today, it won’t look the way you remember it. We were spoiled …

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NASA Gulfstream private jets; flying astronauts and research missions

NASA operates a fleet of Gulfstream private jets, most notably flying astronauts to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Moving astronauts is just one of the missions the Gulf Stream is tasked with, as the jets are also used for scientific research around the world. Gulfstreams also acted as space shuttles during pilot training when the program was …

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NASA is implementing changes to the planetary protection guidelines for lunar and Mars missions

WASHINGTON – NASA announced on July 9th two new planetary protection guidelines for missions to the moon and Mars that will implement the recommendations of an independent review committee last year. The two guidelines that NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine announced during a Moon Dialogs webinar are part of NASA’s effort to modernize guidelines that are decades old and that the …

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SpaceX is already preparing for operational astronaut missions

While the world’s attention is focused on the return of human spaceflight from U.S. soil after almost ten years away with the upcoming Crew Dragon Demo 2 mission on May 27, SpaceX is also preparing for the first NASA-certified mission Dragon in front of Crew-1, scheduled for later this year. On Friday, April 24, SpaceX treated its Twitter followers with …

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NASA chooses SpaceX for moon orbital missions with Dragon XL, Falcon Heavy

A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat 6A communications satellite will launch on April 11, 2019 from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Thom Baur | Reuters On Friday, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration selected SpaceX as the first supplier to bring cargo around the moon to the agency’s gateway station. This is a huge order …

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Space Station Missions successfully launched from Virginia – Spaceflight Now

A 42.5-meter Antares rocket takes off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's 0A base on Wallops Island, Virginia, and transports a Cygnus supply ship to the International Space Station. Credit: NASA / Bill Ingalls A Northrop Grumman Antares rocket, upgraded to orbit heavier payloads, was launched on Saturday from a launch pad on Virginia's east coast with a Cygnus supply ship …

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