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How do astronauts exercise in space?

How do astronauts exercise in space?

To live in microgravity, astronauts need to stay fit The environment of the International Space Station isn’t exactly hospitable to the human body. Thanks to microgravity, astronauts experience a variety of health and physical changes while living in space — some of which they can counteract through daily exercise and other activities. But the space…

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NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket

NASA finally rolls out completed core of its massive new rocket

Today, NASA rolled out the completed core section of its massive new rocket, the Space Launch System, which is designed to take people into deep space. The core stage, manufactured at NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, Louisiana, is now heading to Mississippi where it will undergo key testing before it can launch for…

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NASA’s new video is grim

NASA’s new video is grim

By Mark Kaufman2020-01-15 21:07:39 UTC NASA has some unsettling news.  In 140 years of modern record-keeping, 2019 was the second hottest year on record, which means that 19 of the last 20 years are now the warmest in recorded history. In a video just over one-minute long, NASA gives a succinct rundown of climate trends…

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The Space News We’re Excited About in 2020

The Space News We’re Excited About in 2020

Artist’s conception of NASA’s Artemis mission, which is slated to deliver American astronauts to the Moon by 2024—but we’ll likely know if this timeline is for real in 2020. Image: NASAYear In ReviewYear In ReviewWe look back at the best, worst, and most significant moments of the year, and look forward to next year.It’s time…

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Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites

Now Entering Orbit: Tiny Lego-like Modular Satellites

Just about a year ago, SpaceX sent the rocketry equivalent of a clown car to space: A rocket crowded with more than 60 small satellites. Inside one of them, Excite, were even more. It was actually a satellite made of other satellites, all clones of each other, all capable of joining together and working together.…

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NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

NASA Contest to Name Mars Rover Narrows to 155 Student Entries

Image: NASA/JPL-CaltechJudges working for NASA have narrowed the list of possible names for the space agency’s new Mars rover to 155 student entries—different names that include everything from Dusty and Dreamer to Tenacity and Little Tinker. Whichever student wins the grand prize will get an invitation to see the new Mars rover launch into space…

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The Hayden Planetarium’s new show celebrates unmanned space probes

The Hayden Planetarium’s new show celebrates unmanned space probes

Narrated by Lupita Nyong’o and written by geologist and science educator Natalie Starkey, Worlds Beyond Earth focuses on the bodies in our solar system where we’ve sent probes, including Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Each planet, moon and asteroid are lovingly rendered using the NASA-funded, open source OpenSpace software, gathering and presenting data from various NASA,…

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Christina Koch breaks record for longest spaceflight by a woman

Christina Koch breaks record for longest spaceflight by a woman

This won’t be the longest spaceflight of all time. Scott Kelly set the US record by staying in space for 340 consecutive days between 2015 and 2016, while Russia’s Valeri Polyakov spent just over 437 days aboard Mir. It’s still a very long stretch, however, and it comes on the back of Koch joining fellow…

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