NASA seeking participants for a new mission
NASA is seeking US citizens for an eight-month study on social isolation in preparation for missions to Mars and the moon. The research is being done to study the effects of isolation and confinement as participants work to complete simulated space missions. NASA will consider other participants with a bachelor's degree and other qualifications such as military or professional experience.
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SpaceX and NASA push next astronaut launch to late October
SpaceX and NASA are ready to send their next team of astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) and October 23rd has been set as the earliest launch date. The mission, named Crew-1, was originally planned for late September. Behnken and Hurley returned after spending 64 days in space.
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China’s Mars mission
China’s Mars mission
China has successfully launched its first major interplanetary mission to Mars. The launch begins a long seven-month journey through deep space, and once the mission reaches the Red Planet, China could become just the second nation ever to land and operate a rover on the Martian surface. Called Tianwen-1, China’s mission consists of a Martian orbiter, lander, and rover. The spacecraft should reach Mars in February 2021
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NASA's SpaceX astronauts to bring back a very special flag from the ISS
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will lay claim to a unique patriotic symbol that's been waiting for them on the International Space Station. In a press conference from orbit on Monday, Hurley said the flag represents the hard work of thousands of NASA and SpaceX people who helped to bring human launches back to US soil.
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Two US astronauts docked at International Space Station in SpaceX Nasa mission
Two US astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have docked with the International Space Station (ISS). Their Dragon capsule - supplied and operated by the private SpaceX company - edged them into port on the high-flying lab's bow section. The men will have to wait for leak and pressure checks to be completed before they can disembark and join the Russian and American crew already on the ISS
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