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 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

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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

SpaceX reaches for milestone in spaceflight – a private company launches astronauts into orbit

SpaceX's launch of astronauts to the International Space Station will make it the first private company to launch humans to space. The effort has ramifications for NASA and spaceflight in general.

Wendy Whitman Cobb, Professor of Strategy and Security Studies, US Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies • conversation
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  space  nasa  space-shuttle  space-travel  international-space-station  spacex  iss  space-tourism  boeing  elon-musk  virgin-galactic  blue-origin  project-artemis

An astronaut got a blood clot in space – now our study shows how to best protect crew

Female astronauts may be better off avoiding combined hormonal contraceptive pills to control their periods in space, according to new research.

Varsha Jain, Visiting Researcher at the Centre of Human and Aerospace Physiological Sciences, King's College London • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: astronauts space-flights menstruation international-space-station

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