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They’ve Got Spacesuits that Fit Now. Christina Koch and Jessica Meir Will Spacewalk on October 21st

The all-female astronaut walk is back on. Back on March 26th, 2019, NASA was forced to cancel the first all-female…

4 months ago

Nine Astronauts from Four Different Space Agencies are on the International Space Station Right Now

The International Space Station's usual complement of six astronauts grew by 50% recently, making things a little crowded up there.…

4 months ago

Astronauts Try Mixing Concrete in Space

What sounds like a slap-stick comedy shtick is actually solid science. With so much of humanity's space-faring future involving habitats,…

5 months ago

Upgraded ISS Now Has a 600 Megabit per Second Internet Connection

In the digital age, connectivity and bandwidth are important, even if you're in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). And when you're…

5 months ago

Eruption of the Raikoke Volcano, Seen From Space

The Raikoke Volcano, dormant for a very long time, has awoken from its slumber. The volcanic island is in the…

7 months ago

NASA is building up a map of the entire sky seen in X-rays, line by line with its NICER experiment

Using data from the first 22 months of the NICER instruments mission, NASA has constructed a beautiful image of what…

8 months ago

Astronauts Could Rely on Algae as the Perfect Life Support Partner

Researchers from Germany are testing a new hybrid life support system aboard the ISS, which uses algae to clean the…

9 months ago

India Destroyed a Satellite With a Missile Last Week, and Pieces Were Thrown Into an Orbit That Risks the International Space Station

Last week, India shot down one of its own satellites with a missile. According to NASA, the resulting debris field…

10 months ago

NASA has Cleared Crew Dragon to Fly. Demo-1 Launches on March 2

NASA has announced that the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule is ready for its first demo flight. After discussions with SpaceX,…

11 months ago

X-rays Might be a Better Way to Communicate in Space

In the coming years, NASA plans to test x-ray technology aboard the ISS as a way of creating more robust…

11 months ago