Blue Origin: This is what Jeff Bezos’s astronaut village looks like

Blue Origin/Joe Raedle/Getty Images Blue Origin passengers sleep in Airstream trailers in the company’s astronaut village before takeoff. Passenger Chris Boshuizen told Insider that the caravans reminded him of the Apollo era. There is a restaurant, bar and fire pit where passengers and staff meet in the afternoons. Space tourists who want to fly 62 … Read more

Northrop Grumman Shows Off New Astronaut Moon Buggy Even As NASA’s Artemis Mission Is In Doubt

The timeframe for NASA‘s return to the moon is in question, but when it does, it will have to decide what it wants its astronauts to cruise around the lunar surface in. Northrop Grumman announced on Tuesday that it is designing a Lunar Terrain Vehicle (LTV) to transport the agency’s Artemis astronauts around the moon. … Read more

Astronaut Praises SpaceX Crew Dragon’s Smooth Return Ride Experience

The SpaceX Crew Dragon with its four main parachutes deployed prior to splashdown upon its latest return. One of tehe four parachutes took longer to deploy, with spacecraft speed remaining nominal during this time. Image: NASA Astronauts part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Space Exploration Technologies Corporation’s (SpaceX) Crew-2 mission that … Read more

SpaceX: German astronaut has reached the ISS

Matthias Maurer is the first German on board a “Crew Dragon” from Elon Musk. Also: Rivian boss Scaringe is worth 2.2 billion after the IPO and Spotify is taking over the audio book provider Findaway. The 51-year-old Saarlander was delayed from the spaceport Cape Canaveral in the US state of Florida.Alex Grimm/Getty Images Good Morning! … Read more

A Chinese cosmonaut participated in a space walk for the first time

Wang Yaping orbiting the Earth is one of three people currently living on the Chinese seed space station. Their mission – Shenzhou 13 – was launched on October 16 with the launch of the Chang Zheng 2F rocket (from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region). The second shift started in this way … Read more

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Astronaut launches are returning to the U.S. For each, this family sends NASA roses

NASA and private rocket company SpaceX are set to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station Sunday morning from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It’s the fifth human launch into orbit from the U.S. since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. Inside NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, there … Read more

Former NASA astronaut, Purdue alum part of Scholars Series

WEST LAFYETTE, Ind. — Purdue will be hosting Dick Covey, a former NASA astronaut and previous CEO of the United Space Alliance as part of the Honors College Visiting Scholars Series. According to it’s webpage, “The Visiting Scholars program is a collaborative endeavor between the Honors College and other campus units to bring excellent interdisciplinary scholars to … Read more

In ‘Back to Earth,’ NASA astronaut brings the space station mindset home

By necessity, traveling to space means leaving Earth — but that round-trip journey also means coming back to Earth, and for retired NASA astronaut Nicole Stott, that piece of the experience was crucial. Stott outlines how living and working on the International Space Station changed the way she thinks about living on Earth in her … Read more