NASA, SpaceX all set for return of astronauts from International Space Station to Earth on August 2 | World News

Washington DC: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and SpaceX teams are all set to bring NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) on August 2. “Conditions remain “Go” at several of the needed target locations for splashdown and recovery off the Florida coast on Sunday aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft,” said NASA on Saturday (August 1, 2020). They added, “Teams continue to closely monitor Hurricane Isaias and evaluate impacts to the landing sites in the Gulf of Mexico…

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NASA Does Not Want Humans Contaminating The Solar System And Has New Guidelines For Missions

This has been up for debate for a while now, but there are no two ways about it. Biological contamination of the solar system is a serious issue and NASA has issued Interim Directives (NIDs) about requirements for upcoming robotic and human missions traveling to the Earth’s Moon, and human missions traveling to Mars. The NASA Interim Directive NID 8715.128 addresses the upcoming robotic and crewed missions to the Moon while the NID 8715.129 sets the guidelines for the human mission to Mars. The new guidelines intend to follow up…

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NASA Has Made A Perfume That Smells Of Space, But Will It Give You An Out Of The World Feeling?

Have you ever wondered what fragrances float around in space? We may never have gotten to experience them, the inconsequential little Earthlings that we are. But now we can, thanks to NASA’s Eau de Space perfume that has been configured to smell exactly like outer space. At least that is what it is, based on the feedback from astronauts. This is now up for funding as a Kickstarter campaign and the listing suggests that the first backers will have their Eau de Space perfumes shipped as early as October 2020.…

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How Astronauts, Submariners Fight Isolation, Quarantine

Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, spent nearly a year aboard the International Space Station. Paris: With billions of people around the world suddenly adjusting to social distancing measures as part of the battle to slow the spread of COVID-19, some professionals who are used to confinement have some tips. From astronauts to submariners, here are some practical ways to boost your well-being and stave off cabin fever during those weeks stuck at home. “Have a schedule” Scott Kelly, a retired NASA astronaut, spent nearly a year aboard the International…

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Ever Wondered How Apollo 13 Astronauts Saw The Moon? NASA Has a Video You Must See

Mare Moscoviense (See of Moscow) lies to the north of the Apollo 13 trajectory. (Image: NASA’s Scientific Visualization Studio) NASA said that the Apollo 13 mission was in darkness for around eight minutes during which time they were between earthset and sunrise and till the lunar terrain emerged on the horizon. The Apollo 13 was the seventh crewed mission as part of the Apollo space program, and was the third mission meant to land on the moon. News18.com Last Updated: February 26, 2020, 9:51 AM IST If you…

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NASA Astronaut Christina Koch Returns to Earth: A Look at Her Iconic Contributions

Christina Koch, the NASA astronaut who holds the distinction of spending the longest span of days in space for a female astronaut, landed back on Earth earlier today. Koch returned aboard the Russian space shuttle Soyuz along with astronaut Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency and cosmonaut Alexander Skvortsov of Roscosmos, and touched down on Earth at 2:42PM IST (4:12AM ET) in Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Her record-setting stay in space made her the second longest resident of the International Space Station, just 12 days short of fellow NASA astronaut Scott…

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