If You Could Ride on the Outside of a Rocket, Here’s Your View While Blasting Into Space

by Elizabeth Howell April 7, 2014

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on Twitter Imagine clinging on to the side of a rocket, somehow able to hang on despite the high speeds and diminishing oxygen. Looking down, this is what you’ll see — the view in the video above. This incredible sequence shows Sentinel-1a during […]

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Event Alert: Watch Space Station Hatch Opening Live Tonight

by Elizabeth Howell March 27, 2014

Update, 8:33 p.m. EDT:┬áThe Soyuz spacecraft arrived safely at station at 7:53 p.m. EDT (11:53 a.m. UTC) and coverage of the hatch opening is scheduled at 10:15 p.m. EDT (2:15 a.m. UTC). After spending an extra couple of days in the cramped Russian Soyuz spacecraft, the incoming International Space Station crew will likely be very […]

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Astronauts ‘In Good Shape’ As They Face Space Station Docking Delay

by Elizabeth Howell March 26, 2014

Despite a problem that held up last night’s International Space Station docking, the Expedition 39/40 crew is doing well as they execute a standard backup procedure to bring their Soyuz spacecraft to the station on Thursday,┬áNASA said. The crew was originally expected to dock with the station around 11 p.m. EDT (3 a.m. UTC), but […]

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Rocket Fail Video Shows Human And Technological Risk With Each Launch

by Elizabeth Howell March 14, 2014

What you see above is 32 minutes of something going wrong during each launch. While humanity has been launching things into space since the 1950s, you can see just how hard it is — over and over again. And when humans are riding aboard the rockets, the toll becomes more tragic. Remove this ad Elizabeth […]

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How Astronauts Could Survive In The Cold After A Soyuz Landing

by Elizabeth Howell March 12, 2014

If your spaceship comes back in rural Kazakhstan, and it’s blowing snow, and rescue forces can’t get there right away, how would you survive the cold? This winter survival video below shows how cosmonauts and astronauts would leave the spacecraft and make shelter while waiting for help to arrive. An even more complicated scenario would […]

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