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

SpaceX: Crew Dragon is returning to Earth – here’s when to hold your breath

Extreme velocities and temperatures makes the return flight to Earth the most perilous part of a space mission.

Heather Muir, PhD in Computational Physics, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration international-space-station spacex rocket-science

The UAE's Mars mission seeks to bring Hope to more places than the red planet

A new country launches a mission to Mars. A space expert explains what this means for the Middle East and the African continent.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
July 13, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: space mars india russia united-states space-exploration japan international-space-station united-arab-emirates mars-exploration space-race

Why are scientists trying to manufacture organs in space?

Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.

Alysson R. Muotri, Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~5 min

Tags:  space  biology  international-space-station  artificial-organs  microgravity  space-health  organs  experiments

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

SpaceX astronaut launch: here's the rocket science

To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.

Ian Whittaker, Lecturer in Physics, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nasa astronauts space-exploration international-space-station spacex rocket-science falcon-9

SpaceX astronaut launch: here's the rocket science it must get right

To intercept the ISS, the capsule must match the station’s speed, altitude and inclination.

Ian Whittaker, Lecturer in Physics, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
May 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: nasa astronauts space-exploration international-space-station spacex rocket-science falcon-9

Nasa SpaceX launch set to usher in new era for human spaceflight

Two US astronauts are about to go to orbit in a commercially developed rocket and capsule system.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex

Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts complete rehearsal for historic mission

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken ready themselves and their kit for Wednesday's flight to the space station.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~3 min

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

The Nasa-SpaceX mission timeline in graphics

These are the key phases in the first crew mission to go to orbit from the US in nine years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa united-states space-exploration international-space-station spacex

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