NASA Selects Two Proposals to Support Health and Performance in Astronauts on Missions to the Moon and Mars

NASA has awarded approximately $2 million for two new research proposals to help answer questions about astronaut health and performance during future long-duration missions beyond low-Earth orbit. The proposals will investigate biological, physiological, and behavioral adaptations to spaceflight using multiple International Space Station flights and Earth-based studies to contribute to NASA’s preparations for crewed missionsContinue reading NASA Selects Two Proposals to Support Health and Performance in Astronauts on Missions to the Moon and Mars

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US Astronaut Christina Koch sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

A U.S. astronaut set a record Saturday for the longest single spaceflight by a woman, breaking the old mark of 288 days with about two months left in her mission. Christina Koch, a 40-year-old electrical engineer from Livingston, Montana, arrived at the International Space Station on March 14. She broke the record set by formerContinue reading US Astronaut Christina Koch sets record for longest spaceflight by a woman

NASA’s MAVEN Maps Winds on Mars and Gives Clues to Martian Climate

MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN mission, recently celebrated the five-year anniversary of its entrance into orbit around Mars on September 21. The primary scientific goal of the mission is to study what is left of Mars’ atmosphere to determine how, in the distant past, an ocean-covered and potentially habitable Mars became the dryContinue reading NASA’s MAVEN Maps Winds on Mars and Gives Clues to Martian Climate

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Heavyweight Satellite Into Orbit, Nails Rocket Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched its 13th mission of the year Monday (Dec. 16) as a twice-flown Falcon 9 booster took to the skies for the third time carrying a satellite for a Singapore-based startup and Japanese broadband provider.  Built by Boeing, the satellite will provide Ka-band internet coverage to 25 countries across theContinue reading SpaceX Falcon 9 Launches Heavyweight Satellite Into Orbit, Nails Rocket Landing

Dragon Attached to Station for Month-Long Stay

Via NASA-Three days after its launch from Florida, the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was installed on the Earth-facing side of the International Space Station’s Harmony module at 7:47 a.m. EST. The 19th contracted commercial resupply mission from SpaceX delivers more than 5,700 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory. Here’s some of the science arriving at station: Keeping Bones andContinue reading Dragon Attached to Station for Month-Long Stay