Space station crew woken up to hunt for air leak

Ground controllers say the leak is coming from a Russian module on the International Space Station.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Sept. 30, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: human-spaceflight astronauts space-exploration international-space-station


Hilary Swank on Netflix's sci-fi Away and the ultimate work-life dilemma

Hilary Swank talks about her role for Netflix as the commander on the first manned mission to Mars.

By Ian Youngs • bbcnews
Aug. 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: nasa mars film television astronauts netflix

How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s fire during thunderstorms

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: aircraft research weather wind school-of-engineering aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

How airplanes counteract St. Elmo’s Fire during thunderstorms

On the ground, windy conditions strengthen these electrical flashes, but new experiments tell a different story for flying objects.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
Aug. 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: aircraft research weather wind school-of-engineering aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering

From floating guts to 'sticky' blood – here's how to do surgery in space

Space agencies are seeking new ways to be prepared for a surgical emergency on a mission to Mars.

Nina Louise Purvis, Postgraduate Researcher in Space Medicine, King's College London • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: surgery mars astronauts space-exploration space-travel

New nanofiber protects against extreme temperatures, projectiles

Harvard University researchers, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Soldier Center and West Point, have developed a lightweight, multifunctional nanofiber material that can protect wearers from both extreme temperatures and ballistic threats.

Leah Burrows • harvard
June 29, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: science-technology harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences seas astronaut kit-parker fire explosives disease-biophysics-group firefighter grant-m-gonzalez multifunctional-nanofiber protection soldier tarr-family-professor-of-bioengineering-and-applied-physics us-army-combat-capabilities-development-command-soldier-center

From delayed deceleration to Zooming

Jacqueline Thomas PhD ’20 recounts her final academic year at MIT, from once-in-a-lifetime field work to a virtual thesis defense.

Sara Cody | Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics • mit
June 14, 2020 ~12 min

Tags: sustainability aircraft covid-19 pandemic data graduate profile research aviation students school-of-engineering alumniae aeronautical-and-astronautical-engineering computer-modeling postdoctoral air-traffic

Have you got what it takes to become an astronaut in the new era of human spaceflight?

Empathy and scientific knowledge will be key for astronauts looking to travel to Mars.

Adam Hawkey, Associate Professor, School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Solent University • conversation
June 11, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: nasa astronauts esa space-exploration spacex space-tourism

SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 29, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa astronauts united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk

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