Space

Roscosmos Will Perform 3 Uncrewed Launches Leading Up to the Next ISS Mission

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Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency will perform three uncrewed launches before 2018 is finished leading up to the next human-crewed mission in space, according to Sergei Krikalyov, Roscosmos’s executive director for crewed space programs in a news conference held on Wednesday.

Researchers from the University of Zurich Find a Way to Grow Crops in Space

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The future of society will most likely take place off-Earth, primarily due to climate change. However, to build a viable colony anywhere outside of Earth’s atmosphere there are many engineering and logistical challenges to overcome. For instance, humans need to

BepiColombo the Third Mission to Mercury Launches Tonight

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It’s been almost one and a half decades since a spacecraft was sent toward Mercury. Luckily, you’ll get the chance to watch a rocket do just that tonight. BepiColombo, a European-Japanese initiative marks only the third mission to probe the

Are You Interested in Landing on the Moon? NASA Wants Your Ideas!

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Are you interested in landing on the moon? If so, NASA wants your ideas! The space agency has opened a submission period for commercial moon-lander proposals, stating that those chosen could even fly as soon as 2019. This submission period

A Team of Physicists from Germany Created a BEC in Space

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For many years, scientists have used laser light and electromagnetic fields to chill puffs of gas to within a billionth of a degree of absolute zero. At such cold temperatures, something strange takes place: Atoms can crowd into a single

NASA’s Kepler Telescope May Have Sent its Last Data to Earth

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NASA’s Kepler space telescope, responsible for revolutionizing the study of exoplanets, may have sent its last data back to Earth. Managers halted the craft’s latest observing campaign in September, when its pointing became unstable, which is a sign of low

Radio Amateurs and the Chinese Longjiang-2 spacecraft Captured an Image of the Far Side of the Moon

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On October 10, radio amateurs from around the globe joined forces with the Chinese Longjiang-2 spacecraft to take a picture of the Earth and the far side of the Moon. Radio commands were given by MingChuan Wei in China, which

China Plans to Launch an Artificial Moon into Space

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In 2020 China has plans to launch an artificial moon into space with the goal of replacing street lights, according to Wu Chunfeng, chairman of space contractor Chengdu Aerospace Science and Technology Microelectronics System Research Institute Co (CASC). The device

A SpaceX Rocket and a Boeing Spacecraft will Begin Transporting the ISS Crew in 2019

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In 2019, U.S. astronauts will no longer need to ride on the Russian Soyuz rocket to reach the International Space Station, according to NASA. Both a SpaceX rocket and a Boeing spacecraft will begin transporting the ISS crew. In a

NASA is Working on a Conceptual Human-Crewed Mission to Venus

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Although Venus is probably not the number one destination for aspiring space tourists due to it being a hellish world of infernal temperatures, with a corrosive, toxic atmosphere and intense pressures at the surface, NASA is presently working on a

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