SpaceX launches another crew to the space station during record year

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Placeholder while article actions load SpaceX sent another crew of astronauts to the International Space Station early Wednesday, its 16th launch since the beginning of the year as the company shoots rockets into orbit at a cadence unequaled in the history of U.S. space exploration. Wednesday’s launch carried three American astronauts and one from Italy. … Read more

SpaceX set to launch space station’s next astronaut crew for NASA

SpaceX set to launch space stations next astronaut crew for

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., April 26 (Reuters) – Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX was due to launch the next long-duration astronaut crew to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA early on Wednesday, including a medical doctor turned spacewalker and a geologist specializing in Martian landslides. The SpaceX launch vehicle, consisting of a two-stage Falcon 9 … Read more

Space News: Taking the pulse of NASA’s robotic explorers

Europa, an icy Moon of Jupiter, entices scientists to explore a huge ocean beneath an icy surface. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SETI Institute. Keeping NASA’s robotic explorers healthy takes smart software, especially in remote and harsh environments. An initial investment by NASA’s Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, Program led to development of a new technology that … Read more

Everyday Mmatters: The new space economy and what it can mean to Malaysia

Everyday Mmatters The new space economy and what it can

“To infinity and beyond!” — Buzz Lightyear of Disney’s Toy Story   What a journey the past two years have been. Malaysia, the once roaring Asian Tiger, has seemingly lost her bite. The impact of the pandemic and political uncertainties pushed our economy into negative territory in 2020, recording a 5.6% contraction. Crestfallen pundits were certain … Read more

NASA ‘Holoported’ a Doctor Onto the International Space Station

NASA Holoported a Doctor Onto the International Space Station

NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid gives a space greeting Oct. 8, 2021, as he is holoported on to the International Space Station. ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet I have a new noun for your vocabulary: Holoportation.  It’s an amalgam of “hologram” and “teleportation,” and though it may seem like it, it isn’t … Read more

UK’s first satellite launch will put ‘factories’ in space

UKs first satellite launch will put factories in space

The former occupants ran a burger van fleet. If you squint hard enough, you can make out the silhouette of their name on the building’s front. The current occupants of this Cardiff industrial unit have a different goal in mind: they plan to launch an armada of robotic factories into space to manufacture materials that … Read more

Live from space: Larry Connor checks in

Live from space Larry Connor checks in

It is the first all-civilian flight to visit the space station. Connor on Tuesday provided an update about his experience so far and answered questions during a 10-minute live broadcast played at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Planetarium. Boonshoft staff asked Connor questions from children and other visitors, and some of his family members and … Read more

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for $55M each

SpaceX launches 3 visitors to space station for 55M each

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX launched three rich businessmen and their astronaut escort to the International Space Station on Friday for more than a week’s stay, as NASA joins Russia in hosting guests at the world’s most expensive tourist destination. It’s SpaceX’s first private charter flight to the orbiting lab after two years of … Read more

A Failure to Launch? – NTSB’s Proposed Rule on Commercial Space Launch Accidents | JD Supra

A Failure to Launch – NTSBs Proposed Rule on Commercial

  The NTSB has been receiving serious pushback on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would “codify[ ] its investigative role in commercial space transportation.”  In its proposal, published on November 16, 2021, the NTSB asserts that the codification “will enhance transportation safety by enabling the agency to carry out its statutory mission of … Read more

Astronomers detect ‘galactic space laser’

Journal Reference: Marcin Glowacki, Jordan D. Collier, Amir Kazemi-Moridani, Bradley Frank, Hayley Roberts, Jeremy Darling, Hans-Rainer Klöckner, Nathan Adams, Andrew J. Baker, Matthew Bershady, Tariq Blecher, Sarah-Louise Blyth, Rebecca Bowler, Barbara Catinella, Laurent Chemin, Steven M. Crawford, Catherine Cress, Romeel Davé, Roger Deane, Erwin de Blok, Jacinta Delhaize, Kenneth Duncan, Ed Elson, Sean February, Eric … Read more

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