SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft Docks With ISS Delivering Science Benefiting Humans

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The pressurized capsule of the SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship with its nose cone open is pictured as the vehicle departs the International Space Station on January 23, 2022. Credit: NASA While the International Space Station (ISS) was traveling in orbit more than 267 miles over the South Atlantic Ocean, the NASA astronauts Bob Hines … Read more

Readying spacecraft to surf Venus’ atmosphere

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Enabling & Support 28/07/2022 2485 views 77 likes ESA’s EnVision mission to Venus will perform optical, spectral and radar mapping of Earth’s sister planet. But before getting down to work the van-sized spacecraft needs to ‘aerobrake’ – lowering its orbit with thousands of passages through the planet’s hot, thick atmosphere for up to two years. A … Read more

Scientists Calculated The Probability of Falling Space Junk Killing Somebody

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The chance of someone being killed by space junk falling from the sky may seem ridiculously tiny. After all, nobody has yet died from such an accident, though there have been instances of injury and damage to property.   But given that we are launching an increasing number of satellites, rockets and probes into space, … Read more

NASA Reveals Ambitious New Plan to Detect Signs of Life on Distant Planets

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NASA’s Institute for Advanced Concepts is famous for supporting outlandish ideas in the astronomy and space exploration fields. Since being re-established in 2011, the institute has supported a wide variety of projects as part of its three-phase program.   However, so far, only three projects have gone on to receive Phase III funding. And one … Read more