Blog posts tagged with astronauts

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May 20 2016
04:04 UTC

Orbital ATK Proposes Man-Tended Lunar-Orbit Outpost by 2020 for Link Up with NASA's Orion

... mission, when American astronauts finally return to the Moon's vicinity in 2021 - thus advancing America's next giant leap in human exploration of deep space. The intrepid offer by Orbital could be carried out rather quickly because it utilizes an evolved version of th

Posted by Universe Today

May 19 2016
05:04 UTC

NASA's Orion EM-1 Crew Module Passes Critical Pressure Tests

The next Orion crew module in line to launch to space on NASA's Exploration Mission-1 (EM-1) has passed a critical series of proof pressure tests which confirm the effectiveness of the welds holding the spacecraft structure together. Engineers and technicians conducted the pressure tests on the Orion EM-1 pressure vessel, which was welded together at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans and then shipped to NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida just 3 months ago. The pressure

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May 13 2016
22:16 UTC

1st Boeing Starliner Hull Assembled as 1st Crew Flight Delays to 2018

... date for the first astronauts fly

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May 06 2016
17:00 UTC

SpaceX Taps Superhero Designer For Its Spacesuits

... spacesuits for his astronauts. Fernandez, with his company Ironhead Studio, has quite a resume when it comes to costume design. He's designed superhero c

Posted by Universe Today

Apr 26 2016
17:06 UTC

NASA Selects Aerojet Rocketdyne to Develop Solar Electric Propulsion for Deep Space Missions

NASA has selected Aerojet Rocketdyne to design and develop an advanced solar electric propulsion (SEP) system that will serve as a critical enabling technology for sending humans and robots on deep space exploration missions to cislunar space, asteroids and the Red Planet. Under the 3 year, $67 million contract award, Aerojet Rocketdyne will develop the engineering development unit for an Advanced Electric Propulsion System (AEPS) with the potential for follow on flight units. NASA hopes that the

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Apr 23 2016
17:08 UTC

First astronaut to run a marathon in space

... Despite what several major-media organisations may have reported in recent months, the first astronaut to run a marathon in space was Sunita Williams. She ran the Boston Marathon in 2007 onboard the International Space Station. The Telegraph (UK), ITV News (UK) and the Courier Mail (Australia) all seem to think that Tim Peake will be the "first person" to do this during tomorrow's London Marathon. The Telegraph gets it wrongITV News incorrectly claims "Tim Peake will become the first ever perso

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