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
yesterday ~4 min

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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

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Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Nasa SpaceX crew mission cleared to launch

A review panel finds no technical reason to delay the first US orbital crew launch in nine years.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 22, 2020 ~3 min

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Coronavirus: Space crew to return to very different Earth

No strangers to isolation, the trio left for the space station months before Covid-19 emerged.

By Olga Ivshina • bbcnews
April 16, 2020 ~3 min

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Apollo 13: Enhanced images reveal life on stricken spacecraft

Enhanced images reveal life aboard Nasa's stricken Apollo 13 spacecraft in unprecedented detail.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
April 12, 2020 ~6 min

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How space affects women and men differently

BBC Radio 5 Live speaks to a space gynaecologist about the impact of space travel on female astronauts.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Oct. 21, 2019 ~7 min

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Nasa astronauts train in underwater space station

Nasa astronauts have been sampling the spacecraft experience at the Johnson Space Centre in Texas.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 23, 2019 ~2 min

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Soyuz rocket: First astronauts launch into space since failure

Three astronauts from Russia, Canada and the US left from Kazakhstan on Monday morning.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Dec. 3, 2018 ~3 min

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Soyuz rocket: 'Faulty sensor' led to launch failure

Russian officials have been looking into why the rocket’s booster malfunctioned during a launch last month.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Nov. 1, 2018 ~4 min

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