Monday, January 17, 2022

ISS

International Space Station swerves to dodge space junk

Calls to monitor and regulate space debris, or space junk, have grown since Russia conducted an anti-satellite missile test last month.

Russia admits destroying satellite with space missile strike

The Russian military says it was carrying out planned activities to strengthen its defence capabilities but denies that the test was dangerous.

US slams Russia for ‘irresponsible’ space missile test

The missile strike blew up one of its own satellites, creating a debris cloud that forced the International Space Station's crew to take evasive action.

Russian crew return to Earth after filming first movie in space

If the project stays on track, the Russian crew will beat a Hollywood project announced last year by 'Mission Impossible' star Tom Cruise together with Nasa and Elon Musk's SpaceX.

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

The stated goal of the mission was to encourage the democratisation of space by proving that the cosmos are accessible to crews that have neither been handpicked nor in training for years.

Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission

This was the country's longest-ever crewed mission and the latest landmark in Beijing's drive to become a major space power.

Sputnik vaccine may never be approved in EU, says Italy PM

Both the Sputnik V and Sinovac vaccines are under a 'rolling review' process by the EMA, which is a step prior to seeking formal authorisation.

Chinese astronauts now aboard space station module in historic mission

This achievement will be a major point of pride as the country prepares for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party.

China launching first crew to new space station

China has gone it alone in developing a space station, in part because it has been excluded from the International Space Station project by the US.

‘Space pups’: Mouse sperm stored on space station produces healthy young

There are no signs so far of Mousezillas or rodent Hulks.

One small step for cephalopods: SpaceX carrying research squids to ISS

The rocket will also carry cotton, a portable ultrasound device and a miniaturised human kidney to study the formation of kidney stones that tend to afflict astronauts in microgravity.

Nasa launches ‘civilian astronaut’ missions to space – for an out-of-this-world ticket price

Commercial spaceflights are part of Nasa's plan to develop a thriving economy outside Earth.

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