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50 years after the last Apollo astronauts went to the moon, NASA is finally coming back

50 years after the last Apollo astronauts went to the moon, NASA is finally coming back

Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan is covered in moon dust after the mission’s second moonwalk. On December 14, 1972, Cernan took his last steps on the moon and no one has returned since. NASA/JSC hide caption toggle caption NASA/JSC Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan is covered in moon dust after the mission’s second moonwalk. On …

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NASA launches cosmic tomato experiments on the ISS

Astronauts heading to Mars could dine on NASA space-grown tomatoes

Flight engineer Nicole Mann installed the “Veg-05” study on the International Space Station, NASA said in a blog post Thursday. What is Veg-05, you ask? Well, here’s the long and convoluted name of the Veg-05 study: the nutritional value of harvested and eaten salad crop productivity and acceptability to complete the ISS food system survey. …

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Can weightlessness damage the medications astronauts take in space?  - ISRAEL21c

Can weightlessness damage the medications astronauts take in space? – ISRAEL21c

As astronauts travel further and further into space, a comprehensive understanding of how changes in gravity affect them is crucial. How does being in space change people? And how does being in space affect their medication? These are some of the questions Professor Sara Eyal of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem wants to answer. Eyal …

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Chinese astronauts board space station for historic mission

Chinese astronauts board space station for historic mission

Three Chinese astronauts arrived at China’s space station on Wednesday (Nov. 30) for the first orbiting crew rotation in Chinese space history, kicking off the operation of the second manned outpost in low Earth orbit after the International Space Station led by The NASA. The Shenzhou-15 spacecraft, or “divine ship”, and its three passengers lifted …

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Houston researchers' medical device, ready for space station test, could help astronauts reach Mars

Houston researchers’ medical device, ready for space station test, could help astronauts reach Mars

Houston researchers are using microgravity to test a medical device that could help astronauts avoid radiation poisoning or bone loss during years-long missions to Mars. And if they can remotely control this device on the International Space Station, sending signals that would personalize when a drug is released over time, then doctors could use it …

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SpaceX's resupply for the space station could change the way astronauts eat

SpaceX’s resupply for the space station could change the way astronauts eat

SpaceX will attempt to refuel the International Space Station again this weekend after bad weather at the launch site forced the company to abandon its first attempt. The mission is scheduled to lift off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 2:20 p.m. ET on Saturday. If the weather were to wreck those plans …

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ESA 2022 astronaut class

ESA announces new class of astronauts – SpaceNews

PARIS — The European Space Agency has selected its first new astronauts in more than a decade, though long-term flight opportunities for the agency’s astronaut corps remain uncertain. At an event here immediately after a briefing on the agency’s new three-year budget on Nov. 23, ESA announced a class of 17 selected as a combination …

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A lone astronaut standing facing away from the camera dressed in full space suit with backpack, stands still looking towards a distant planet Earth.

Surviving the lunar night can be a challenge for astronauts on the moon

As several nations devise their strategies for exploring the moon, the best way to survive the lunar night is giving space engineers cold sweats. The moon’s lunar day/night cycle at most places on the surface consists of fourteen Earth days of continuous sunshine followed by fourteen days of constant darkness and intense cold. Due to …

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