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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Rosie the Rocketeer: Meet the dummy flying on Boeing's OFT-2 test flight this week

First there was Rosie the Riveter. Now, meet Rosie the Rocketeer. A World War II recruitment campaign icon will be repurposed for spaceflight once again in the form of Rosie the Rocketeer, a dummy astronaut set to take flight this week. Rosie's mission is to strap into the commander's seat of Starliner, Boeing's astronaut taxi, for Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), an uncrewed mission poised to launch to the International Space Station on Thursday (May 19).

space.com ,  3 hours ago 0
Rosie the Rocketeer: Meet the dummy flying on Boeing's OFT-2 test flight this week

Concert tour launched at Royal Albert Hall inspired by Major Tim Peake

Space Station Earth features new music composed by Ilan Eshkeri and uses a backdrop of imagery from the International Space Station. British astronaut Major Tim Peake was in attendance at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday for the launch of a new concert tour inspired by astronauts’ experiences on the International Space Station.

guernseypress.com ,  1 day ago 0
Concert tour launched at Royal Albert Hall inspired by Major Tim Peake

Boeing's Starliner to fly crucial OFT-2 test flight to space station this week at long last

Boeing's Starliner capsule is all set to launch on the uncrewed Orbital Flight Test 2 (OFT-2) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Following a May 11 flight readiness review, NASA and Boeing are targeting an instantaneous launch window of May 19 at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT) for liftoff of Starliner atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.

space.com ,  1 day ago 0
Boeing's Starliner to fly crucial OFT-2 test flight to space station this week at long last

NASA astronaut floats on the space station with Earth in the background (photo)

NASA astronaut Jessica Watkins floats above Earth in a gorgeous new photo from the International Space Station. Watkins launched to the orbiting lab on April 27 as part of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission, making history as the first Black woman to embark on a long-duration spaceflight. She is currently serving as a mission specialist, aiming to observe and photograph geological features on Earth and conduct a variety of science experiments alongside her crewmates.

space.com ,  3 days ago 5
NASA astronaut floats on the space station with Earth in the background (photo)

Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the 1st time ever

In a landmark first, scientists have grown plants in lunar soil using samples collected during the Apollo missions to the moon. This is the first time plants have been sprouted and grown on Earth in soil from another celestial body. The study could lay the foundation for growing plants that supply oxygen and food on the moon, a timely consideration as NASA’s Artemis program looks to land the first woman and the first person of color at the lunar south pole later this decade.

msn.com ,  4 days ago 0
Plants have been grown in lunar soil for the 1st time ever

Boeing's Starliner is 'go' for crucial May 19 launch to the space station

Boeing's Starliner capsule is ready to launch again. During a flight readiness review Wednesday (May 11), NASA cleared Starliner to launch on Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2), a crucial uncrewed mission to the International Space Station. The decision keeps the Boeing spacecraft on track to launch on May 19 at 6:54 p.m. EDT (2254 GMT) from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station's Space Launch Complex 41 in coastal Florida — assuming no weather or technical issues arise.

space.com ,  4 days ago 0
Boeing's Starliner is 'go' for crucial May 19 launch to the space station

Boeing's attempt to win space race jettisoned by infighting

Boeing and a key supplier blame each other for fault with fuel valves in the Starliner spacecraft Boeing’s attempt to win the space race has descended into infighting as it fails to keep up with rival Elon Musk. The US manufacturer is locked in a fight with a key supplier over faulty fuel valves in its Starliner spacecraft, a vehicle designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station which it hopes will relaunch its space aspirations.

telegraph.co.uk ,  5 days ago 2
Boeing's attempt to win space race jettisoned by infighting

The privatization of space is taking off, but not everyone is over the moon

In 2030, NASA plans to retire the International Space Station. Launched into orbit in 2000, the station has begun to show its age, from equipment failure to air leaks. Humans are not leaving space, though. NASA has partnered with numerous companies to design and build private space stations, which NASA will lease space on.

msn.com ,  6 days ago 0
The privatization of space is taking off, but not everyone is over the moon

Will Russia leave the International Space Station? Take Roscosmos chief's words with a grain of salt

You may have heard that Russian space chief Dmitry Rogozin recently threatened, yet again, to pull his nation out of the International Space Station program. Several media outlets reported that news last weekend, basing their stories on an interview that Rogozin — the head of Russia's federal space agency Roscosmos — gave recently to Russian state television about leaving the International Space Station program.

space.com ,  10 days ago 0
Will Russia leave the International Space Station? Take Roscosmos chief's words with a grain of salt

Space-X spacecraft with Indian-origin astronaut aboard makes safe return to Earth

Washington [US], May 6 (ANI): Indian-American astronaut Raja Chari was among the four astronauts aboard a Space X spacecraft which on Friday safely splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Florida, US after spending nearly six months at the International Space Station.

thelondonnews.net ,  10 days ago 0
Space-X spacecraft with Indian-origin astronaut aboard makes safe return to Earth

SpaceX brings four astronauts home from International Space Station amid Russian non-cooperation threats

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin downplayed threats to pull Russia out of the ISS in an interview on state television, saying they would give NASA a year's notice before leaving. In another successful journey for SpaceX four astronauts returned home from the International Space Station (ISS) in the early hours of this morning, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico.

news.sky.com ,  10 days ago 7
SpaceX brings four astronauts home from International Space Station amid Russian non-cooperation threats

Scott Kelly and Ex-Soldier Explain How To 'Sabotage' Russian Tanks

Former NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has taken to Twitter to post information on how to sabotage a Russian T-72 tank. Kelly, who served as commander of the International Space Station during his career, has been an outspoken critic of Russia's government and its invasion of Ukraine in recent months.

msn.com ,  10 days ago 2
Scott Kelly and Ex-Soldier Explain How To 'Sabotage' Russian Tanks

SpaceX brings four astronauts home with midnight splashdown

SpaceX has brought four astronauts home with a midnight splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico, capping the busiest month yet for Elon Musk’s space taxi service. The three US astronauts and one German transported back to Earth in the capsule were bobbing off the Florida coast, near Tampa, less than 24 hours after leaving the International Space Station.

barrheadnews.com ,  10 days ago 1
SpaceX brings four astronauts home with midnight splashdown