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We have identified a serious new health risk for manned spaceflight

We still find out what the possible effects of prolonged space stays on the human body may be. Now a new health threat has been identified that could jeopardize life on long journeys through the cosmos. The problem lies in the internal jugular vein (IJV), a large blood vessel that runs down the brain from the neck. A study of …

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SpaceX detonates crew Dragon engines in key test after April explosion – Spaceflight Now

Eight SuperDraco engines were fired during a ground test on Wednesday at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Credit: SpaceX SpaceX tested the eight SuperDraco Abort engines of Crew Dragon on Wednesday in Cape Canaveral, paving the way for an escape test with rockets at high altitude. Demonstrating engineers have apparently resolved the issue that triggered an explosion during a …

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SpaceX prepares to launch Starlink satellites – Spaceflight Now

"Since the last launch of Starlink satellites in May, SpaceX has increased end-user frequency capacity through design improvements that maximize the use of Ka and Ku bands," SpaceX wrote in a press briefing for Monday's launch. "In addition, the components of each satellite are 100% dismantled and burn at the end of their life cycle quickly in the Earth's atmosphere …

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The next three-man Soyuz crew is training to own the space station – Spaceflight Now

NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy prepares for spacewalk training at the Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory in Houston. Credit: NASA / James Blair The next three-man crew, launching a Soyuz rocket consisting of two Russian cosmonauts and a seasoned NASA astronaut, is training for the International Space Station on their arrival at the encircling research outpost have in April, at least until new …

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Falcon 9 tests engines in Cape Canaveral – Spaceflight Now

If you would like to see other articles like this, support our coverage of the Space Program by becoming a Spaceflight Now member . If everyone who likes our site is contributing to the funding, we can further expand and improve our reach. Live coverage of SpaceX's preparations for Falcon 9's next missile launch from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral …

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Boeing tests crew capsule escape system – Spaceflight Now

Editor's Note: The test took place at 9:15 am EST (1415 GMT). We will be releasing an updated story shortly. <img src = "data: image / gif; base64, R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAP /// yH5BAEAAAAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" class = "lazy lazily hiding" data-lazy-type = "if lazy-src =" "alt =" / > A capsule of the Boeing Starliner crew is fired from a bleacher on a kilometer-long …

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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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Solar Orbiter arrives at the Kennedy Space Center to prepare for the launch – Spaceflight Now

The spacecraft Solar Orbiter arrived at the Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility shortly after 9:00 pm. EDT Friday (1:00 GMT Saturday) after a transatlantic trip from Germany aboard a cargo plane Antonov An-124. Credit: ESA / J. Fiebrich The European-built spacecraft Solar Orbiter arrived in Florida late on Friday after a transatlantic trip from a test center in Germany …

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