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NASA preparing for long-duration SpaceX commercial crew test flight  SPACE NEWS · 1 day
NASA is leaning increasingly towards making SpaceX’s crewed test flight to the International Space Station a long-duration mission,... more
Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized the potable water dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but a new study suggests that... more
Russia will replace 2 cosmonauts set for launch to space  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Russia's space agency said Wednesday that two cosmonauts scheduled to launch to the International Space Station will be replaced with alternates for medical reasons. more
Bacteria on the International Space Station no more dangerous than earthbound strains  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Two particularly tenacious species of bacteria have colonized the potable water dispenser aboard the International Space Station (ISS), but a new study suggests that... more
Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise ship  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was rejected elsewhere for fear of spreading a new virus took an unfortunate turn after a... more
Candy, cheese soar to space station to satisfy crew cravings  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Saturday, carrying candy and cheese to satisfy the astronauts' cravings. more
Cygnus launches to space station  SPACE NEWS · 1 week
A Cygnus cargo spacecraft launched Feb. 15 carrying more than three tons of supplies and experiments for the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com more
Paxi on the ISS: Fun facts about the ISS  ESA · 2 weeks
Video: 00:03:52 Our alien friend Paxi went to visit American astronaut Anne McClain on board the International Space... more
Cryo-EM structures of undocked innexin-6 hemichannels in phospholipids  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
Gap junctions form intercellular conduits with a large pore size whose closed and open states regulate communication between adjacent cells. The structural basis of the mechanism by which gap junctions close, however,... more
Cruise ship barred by 4 governments set to dock in Cambodia  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments say it will finally land and disembark passengers in Cambodia more
Cruise ship barred by 4 countries set to dock in Cambodia  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Cork vs. reentry  ESA · 2 weeks
Image: The cork heat shield of ESA’s Qarman CubeSat burning away in simulated atmospheric reentry conditions, during ground testing.Due to be deployed next week from the International Space Station, Qarman (QubeSat... more
Qarman CubeSat: Falling into a fireball  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
This Wednesday 12 February, ESA's latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but by being released from the International Space Station. The first task of the shoebox-sized Qarman CubeSat is simply... more
Qarman CubeSat: falling into a fireball  ESA · 2 weeks
This Wednesday 12 February,  ESA’s latest mission will enter the vacuum of space, not aboard a rocket but by being released from the International... more
Space station delivery from Virginia nixed at last minute  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Northrop Grumman delayed a space station delivery from Virginia on Sunday because of trouble with ground equipment. more
Alaska's national forests contribute 48 million salmon a year to state's fishing industry  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Alaska's Tongass and Chugach National Forests, which contain some of the world's largest remaining tracts of intact temperate rainforest, contribute an average... more
Space station to forge ultra-fast connections  ESA · 3 weeks
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station plan to install a high-speed radio link to enable almost real-time connections with Earth.The upgrade to the ESA... more
Luca Parmitano: back from Beyond  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:13:00 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returned from his second long-duration mission to the International Space Station, known as ‘Beyond’, on 6 February 2020. In this... more
A new life for AMS  CERN · 3 weeks
A new life for AMS Thomas Hortala thortala Thu, 02/06/2020 - 12:20 The voyage of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and his colleagues Alexander Skvortsov and Christina Koch aboard the International Space Station (ISS) ended this morning, as their... more
Could houses of the future be made by bacteria?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Imagine if we could grow a building the way coral polyps grow a reef, or if living cells in our clothes could break down sweat and body odor. Imagine colonies... more
Luca emerges from Soyuz MS-13  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano emerges from the Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft after landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan at 09:12 GMT (10:12 CET), 6 February 2020.Luca... more
Luca Parmitano: return to Earth  ESA · 3 weeks
Video: 00:01:30 ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano touched down in the Kazakh Steppe at 09:12 GMT (10:12 CET), 6 February 2020 after his second six-month mission on... more
US astronaut returns to Earth after longest mission by woman  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
NASA's Christina Koch returned to Earth safely on Thursday after shattering the spaceflight record for female astronauts with a stay of almost 11 months aboard the International Space... more
Record-breaking spacewalker returns from orbit  ESA · 3 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano returned to Earth today alongside NASA astronaut Christina Koch and Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov, marking the end of his second six-month International... more
Record-breaking US astronaut set to return to Earth  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
US astronaut Christina Koch is set to return to Earth Thursday having shattered the spaceflight record for female astronauts by spending almost a year aboard the International Space Station. more
NASA astronaut Christina Koch returning to Earth after record space station mission   REUTERS · 3 weeks
U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, who led the first all-female spacewalk in 2019, was due to return to Earth on Thursday after a record stay... more
Watch live – Luca returns to Earth  ESA · 3 weeks
After six months on the International Space Station and just over four as commander, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth... more
Space station's cosmic detector working after 4 spacewalks  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The cosmic detector that required a series of difficult spacewalking repairs is back in action. more
Video: Intense 'Beyond' mission for Luca  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Italian ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth 6 February 2020, following his second long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS). more
Intense ‘Beyond’ mission for Luca  ESA · 4 weeks
Video: 00:04:30 Italian ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano will return to Earth 6 February 2020, following his second long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS).Luca’s mission... more
Image: Spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS). more
Cosmic records  ESA · 4 weeks
Image: ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano (middle) and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan (left) work on get-ahead tasks during the fourth spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS).Saturday’s spacewalk, which lasted five hours... more
ISS researchers estimated 680,000 cases of mild cognitive impairment in 2018  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, ISS researchers estimated about 680,000 cases of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), in a total of 12,730,960... more
Technology used on the ISS could reveal important information about human health  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
In an article published recently in Microgravity, a Nature Journal, researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute demonstrate a unique method for studying the mechanisms behind... more
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