The Last Time All Humans Were on Earth Together Was Almost Two Decades Ago

On October 31, 2000, a Russian Soyuz space shuttle lifted off from the now-iconic Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan with three astronauts onboard. Two days later, on November 2, the shuttle docked itself to the then-largely-basic contraption of platforms and experiment quarters orbiting Earth at about 400 kilometres above our surface. Thus started a chain of constant human presence aboard the International Space Station (ISS), and as a result, there has never been a single moment in the past two decades when all of mankind were all present on Earth. While…

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International Space Station moves to avoid space debris

WASHINGTON: Astronauts on the International Space Station carried out an “avoidance maneuver” Tuesday to ensure they would not be hit by a piece of debris, said US space agency NASA, urging better management of objects in Earth’s orbit. Russian and US flight controllers worked together during a two-and-a-half-minute operation to adjust the station’s orbit and move further away, avoiding collision. The debris passed within about 1.4 kilometers (nearly one mile) of the ISS, NASA said. The three crew members- two Russians and an American- relocated to be near their Soyuz…

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NASA to air departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from International Space Station on August 18 | World News

Washington: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is all set to air the departure of Japanese Cargo Ship from International Space Station (ISS) on Tuesday (August 18, 2020). The live coverage of the departure will begin at 1:15 PM EDT (10:45 PM IST ) on NASA’s Television and official website. “Eleven years after the launch of the first H-II Transfer cargo vehicle (HTV) to the International Space Station, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) HTV-9 will depart the orbital laboratory Tuesday with live coverage beginning at 1:15 PM EDT…

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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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Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas are Joined by 2 Adorable Family Members as They View SpaceX’s NASA Launch

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas witnessed SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft lift off on Saturday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center from their home. News18.com Last Updated: May 31, 2020, 11:50 AM IST A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company on Saturday successfully blasted off with two NASA astronauts into orbit from the US state of Florida on their way to the International Space Station, marking the dawn of a new age in commercial space travel. The blastoff from Kennedy Space Center in…

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SpaceX Crew Dragon’s First Manned Flight on May 27: Full Launch Day Programme

Illustrated depiction of the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon from Pad 39a of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on May 27. (Image: SpaceX) It’s a new chapter in the saga of private space missions, with Demo-2 Crew Dragon set to fly Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. News18.com Last Updated: May 24, 2020, 3:51 PM IST This week is set to be a historic one for SpaceX and the entire saga of privatisation of space. On May 27, SpaceX’s first manned space flight is set to take…

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SpaceX Dragon Manned Mission to Carry NASA Astronauts for Longer Than Expected

File photo of the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for May 27 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive at the ISS the following day. Reuters Last Updated: May 2, 2020, 12:48 PM IST Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The launch is scheduled for…

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SpaceX Dragon Manned Mission to Carry NASA Astronauts for Longer Than Expected

File photo of the International Space Station. The launch is scheduled for May 27 from Kennedy Space Center in Florida and will arrive at the ISS the following day. Reuters Last Updated: May 2, 2020, 12:48 PM IST Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month, instead of a week, to help the short-handed crew aboard the International Space Station, the U.S. space agency said on Friday. The launch is scheduled for…

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NASA Picks Three Contracts Including Elon Musk’s SpaceX to Build New Lunar Landers

SpaceX founder Elon Musk speaks at a post-launch press conference after the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. (Image: Reuters) The lunar landers will carry the astronauts from lunar orbit to the Moon’s surface and back again. Reuters Last Updated: May 1, 2020, 1:25 PM IST NASA on Thursday selected space firms SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics to build lunar landing systems that can carry astronauts to the moon by 2024, the White House’s accelerated deadline under the space agency’s moon-to-Mars campaign. The three companies, which include firms of tech…

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Russian Spacecraft Reaches Space Station With Food, Supplies: Watch Full Journey Here

NASA has broadcasted chunks of a routine space mission earlier today, sending over three tons of food, fuel and other supplies to the residents of the International Space Station aboard Russian spacecraft Progress 75. While the mission was seemingly regular in nature for NASA, Roscosmos (the Russian space agency) and all other parties involved, it still makes for a highly interesting sight to follow for all space enthusiasts, and also shows the precise, minute calculations that are required for such missions. Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it also shows a…

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NASA, SpaceX to launch first Crew Dragon test flight with astronauts on May 27 | Science & Environment News

World’s premier space agency NASA and SpaceX have decided to launch the first crewed flight of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon – a vehicle designed to take astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27. The demonstration mission will carry two NASA astronauts to ISS. The May 27 launch is significant because it will mark the first time astronauts have embarked from American soil since 2011 after the end of the NASA’s Space Shuttle program. SpaceX has been developing this vehicle for years, ever since SpaceX and Boeing were selected…

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Boeing to Re-Launch Second Uncrewed Test Flight of Its Starliner for NASA

Artist concept of a Boeing CST-100 Starliner in Earth orbit. (Image: Boeing) Boeing’s first uncrewed flight test in December 2019 encountered software problems and other issues and the spacecraft did not enter into the intended orbit as planned. IANS Last Updated: April 7, 2020, 3:05 PM IST After a flawed initial flight last year, Boeing has decided to launch its commercial space capsule called Starliner to the International Space Station (ISS) for another uncrewed flight test for NASA. Although no new launch date has been set, NASA on…

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