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Panicked NASA cancels spacewalks after ISS astronaut’s helmet ‘fills with water’

NASA has put all spacewalks on hold while it resolves an alarming issue with the spacesuits on board the International Space Station. The agency said Tuesday that helmets worn by astronauts have begun filling with water on multiple occasions in recent months. It has put personnel in potentially life-threatening scenarios as they cling to the …

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Four SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts undock from space station, head for early Friday splashdown off Florida

Four long-duration space station astronauts bid their lab crewmates farewell and undocked from the International Space Station early Thursday, setting off for a scheduled pre-dawn splashdown off the coast of Florida on Friday morning to close out a 176-day mission. SpaceX Crew-3 commander Raja Chari, pilot Thomas Marshburn, submariner-turned-astronaut Kayla Barron and European Space Agency …

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The James Webb Space Telescope can now track moving targets in our solar system

Near or far, the universe is brimming with wondrous mysteries. NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is plowing through its remaining phases before beginning its exploration of the universe in earnest. Much of its studies will involve unspeakably distant stars and galaxies, the proper study of which requires extreme precision. But planets, their satellites, and asteroids …

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NASA’s Voyager 1 Is Sending Back Mysterious Data From Beyond Our Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 1 is continuing its journey beyond our Solar System, 45 years after it was launched. But now the veteran spacecraft is sending back strange data, puzzling its engineers. NASA said on Wednesday that while the probe is still operating properly, readouts from its attitude articulation and control system – AACS for short – …

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Boeing Starliner launches for ISS on uncrewed test mission

Boeing Starliner launches on uncrewed test mission AFP, wahsington, May 20 2022, 05:45 ist updated: May 20 2022, 05:45 ist American aerospace giant Boeing launched its Starliner capsule for the International Space Station Thursday in a critical uncrewed test flight that followed years of failures and false starts. The Orbital Test Flight 2 (OFT-2) mission …

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Boeing Starliner takes off on a long-delayed test flight to space station

An Atlas 5 rocket boosted a Boeing Starliner crew capsule into orbit Thursday for a make-or-break unpiloted test flight, the company’s third attempt in two-and-a-half years to reach the International Space Station. The Starliner’s debut test flight in December 2019 was spoiled by embarrassing software glitches that prevented an autonomous rendezvous and docking with the …

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Boeing Is Ready to Launch Starliner, a Rival to SpaceX’s Dragon

The first passenger to fly aboard Boeing’s Starliner will be Rosie the Rocketeer, a mannequin set to blast off to the International Space Station aboard the capsule on Thursday evening. If she makes the trip safely, NASA astronauts will be cleared for future flights on the new spacecraft. A successful uncrewed demonstration will make Boeing …

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NASA Shapes Gas: Ultracold Bubbles in ISS a ‘Breakthrough’ for Quantum Research

NASA has a history of documenting and contending with how liquids behave differently in microgravity compared to how they act back on Earth. They have long observed that water droplets merge into floating spheres rather than becoming heavy droplets. But now, researchers have found a way to replicate this effect by controlling an ultracold gas …

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Boeing’s Starliner capsule ready for third attempt to reach space station

An Atlas 5 rocket carrying Boeing’s Starliner crew capsule was mounted on its seaside launch stand Wednesday, setting the stage for blastoff Thursday on the company’s third attempt to complete an unpiloted test flight to the International Space Station. Software glitches spoiled the Starliner’s debut test flight in December 2019, preventing an autonomous rendezvous and …

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Starliner: Boeing spacecraft will launch to the International Space Station

At the moment, only SpaceX is able to launch astronauts to the International Space Station from US soil, but Boeing hopes to change that with an uncrewed test of its Starliner spacecraft Space 18 May 2022 By Alex Wilkins The Boeing Starliner spacecraft NASA/Frank Michaux Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft is set to make its first trip …

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