How SpaceX will blast the first space factory into orbit | Life

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to carry the first industrial factory into space. — AFP pic TORRANCE (US), Oct 23 — A space research company called Varda Space wants to become the first to build a manufacturing facility in space. The firm is set to partner with SpaceX to accomplish this unlikely challenge, … Read more

Citizen Astronauts from Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic Commercial Space Missions to Appear Together at 2021 ASCEND in Las Vegas

RESTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Astronauts from the three different commercial space experiences that occurred in 2021 will appear on stage together in Las Vegas on Monday, 15 November, during 2021 ASCEND. ASCEND is the interdisciplinary community focused on building humanity’s off-world future faster, powered by AIAA. Confirmed speakers include: Blue Origin … Read more

Splitting Up the Sensors in NASA’s InSight Mission

The InSight mission is comprised of a range of cutting-edge sensors designed to learn more about the Red Planet than ever before. Shortly after its arrival on the surface of Mars InSight launcher discovered the first evidence of seismic activity. After nearly ten months of operations, the first results from InSight are revealed in a series … Read more

Plan to build the first commercial space station. Companies join forces

A consortium of entities associated with the Nanoracks company will be responsible for the planned construction of the first independent space station with commercial use (called Starlab). Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin have so far confirmed their commitment to cooperation. Starlab is to be a permanently manned 340 cubic meter orbital platform designed to conduct … Read more

INTERVIEW: Disney Plus series ‘Among the Stars’ presents the drama of space travel

Photo: At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 60 crew member Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency works procedures inside his Soyuz spacecraft. Photo courtesy of Andrey Shelepin / GCTC / Photo courtesy of press site with permission. The new six-part Disney Plus series Among the Stars presents the story of NASA in the … Read more

Male mice exposed to simulated deep space radiation experienced impaired spatial learning

Impact of Simulated Deep Space Radiation Exposure. Alluvial diagram to depict the impact of simplified GCR simulation (GCRsim) over time during future lunar and Mars missions. Male cohorts displayed increased monocyte level, impairments in spatial learning, increased microglia activation, and altered synapse levels. Despite early increased monocyte levels measured in the Male + PLX cohort, … Read more

China, space junk and more: Senators voice spaceflight concerns

The risk of collisions in space, the fate of the United States in orbit after the space station retires and continuing debates over NASA’s path back to the moon dominated a two-hour hearing on Thursday (Oct. 21) held by a Senate committee focused on space and science. The wide-ranging conversation came as the Senate and … Read more

SpaceX: Vacuum engine was ignited for the first time on a Starship

Elon Musk may be the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, but his heart beats for the space company above all. The Starship project is being promoted accordingly and has now passed another milestone: the ignition of a vacuum engine. SpaceX boss Elon Musk has been dreaming of flights to the moon and later to Mars … Read more

HOLD Printable steak, insect protein, fungus among NASA space food idea winners

A 3D-printed steak, which could provide food for astronauts on long missions, is cooked by Aleph Farms in February. Photo courtesy of Aleph Farms ORLANDO, Fla. Oct. 22 (UPI) – NASA has chosen 18 companies to continue developing space food that astronauts could eat on long-term, Deep Space missions to Mars or other planets, such … Read more

South Korea Launches First Homegrown Space Rocket

South Korea has launched its first space rocket to be completely developed and built in the country. But the rocket failed to successfully deploy a test satellite into orbit after its launch Thursday. South Korean television showed a live broadcast of the launch. The 47-meter rocket lifted off with bright yellow fire shooting from its … Read more