Tag: spaceflight

  • Watch live as Boeing’s Starliner capsule attempts first ISS docking

    Concept view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Picture: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket on Thursday night from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock with the orbital […]

  • Watch live as Boeing’s Starliner capsule attempts first ISS docking

    Concept view of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner.Picture: Boeing It was a picture perfect launch of a ULA rocket on Thursday night from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The payload, a Boeing Starliner spacecraft, is now en route to the International Space Station, despite a bumpy orbital insertion burn. The capsule will attempt to dock with the orbital […]

  • NASA suspends ISS spacewalks because its spacesuits are leaking water

    There have been more than 200 spacewalks outside the ISS since its launch in 1998.Picture: Nasa It may be time for NASA to ditch its aging spacesuits from the ISS. The space agency has announced a pause on all spacewalks until it gets a better handle on a persistent and frightening issue that is causing […]

  • NASA suspends ISS spacewalks because its spacesuits are leaking water

    There have been more than 200 spacewalks outside the ISS since its launch in 1998.Picture: Nasa It may be time for NASA to ditch its aging spacesuits from the ISS. The space agency has announced a pause on all spacewalks until it gets a better handle on a persistent and frightening problem that is causing […]

  • InSight Mars Lander mission will end this year, NASA says

    NASA officials announced at a press conference today that the InSight lander on Mars will likely stop operating at the end of 2022, after three years of scientific work on the Red Planet’s surface. InSight arrived on Mars in November 2018, and during its time on the Martian surface, it collected remarkable data on the […]

  • The billionaires on the ISS didn’t expect to work so hard

    Axis-1 commander Michael López-Alegría had to go online for a few hours during his stay on the ISS.Photo: Eytan Stibbe/Espace Axiom If you are one of the few lucky enough to be able to to permit a $55 million ticket to space, chances are you are not used to hard labor. Members of fully private […]

  • Boeing seeks redemption as it readies Starliner for another launch attempt

    The Boeing CST-100 Starliner is lifted at Space Launch Complex-41 Vertical Integration Facility at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.Photo: NASA/Frank Michaux Hard to believe, but it’s been almost two and a six months since Boeing’s first failed test of its Starliner CST-100 spacecraft. Yeah, it’s been a minute, so here’s a recap of […]

  • Plants Can Grow in Lunar Soil, But They Hate It

    Plants after 16 days of growth, with clear differences seen between plants grown in simulated lunar soil (left) and plants grown in real lunar regolith. Photo: Tyler Jones, UF/IFAS For the very first time, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil returned from the Apollo missions. But given the degree of stress seen in these […]

  • The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

    Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled […]

  • The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

    Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled […]