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Live from Space: What Next for Global Cooperation? | Davos WEF22

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NASA: Sagittarius A*: NASA Telescopes Support Event Horizon Telescope in Studying Milky Way's Black Hole

As the Event Horizon Telescope collected data for its remarkable new image of the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole, a legion of other telescopes including three NASA X-ray observatories in space was also watching. more…

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Artemis

4. March 2022 Leave a comment

 

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Artemis I will be the first uncrewed flight test of the Space Launch System rocket and the Orion spacecraft. The flight paves the way toward landing the first woman and the first person of color on the Moon!


 

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Guardian: Debris from Russian anti-satellite test 'threatens interests of all nations', says US – video

17. November 2021 Leave a comment

Russia has blown up one of its own satellites, sending thousands of pieces of debris into space. The seven astronauts on the International Space Station were forced to take shelter in a transport capsule. ‘Thanks for a crazy but well-coordinated day, we really appreciated all the situational awareness you gave us’, Nasa astronaut Mark Vande Hei told Nasa headquarters. ‘Russia’s dangerous and irresponsible behaviour jeopardises the long-term sustainability of outer space’, said US state department spokesman Ned Price. more…

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guardian: ISS astronauts discuss evacuation after Russian test causes space debris – audio

17. November 2021 Leave a comment

A recording captured the moments International Space Station astronauts discussed putting on space suits and evacuating the station, after an anti-satellite missile test by Russia against one of its own targets generated a debris cloud. Astronauts talked through various scenarios with mission control – including the possibility of returning to Earth if the capsule they were sheltering in was hit by a piece of debris. mehr…

 

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Astronauts Launch to the Space Station

12. November 2021 Leave a comment
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NASA: What You Need to Know about NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 Mission

29. October 2021 Leave a comment

NASA and SpaceX once again are gearing up to launch astronauts on an American rocket and spacecraft from American soil to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 is the third crew rotation mission that will carry an international crew of four astronauts on a six-month science expedition to the microgravity laboratory.

We’re inviting you to virtually join us for a Halloween launch! Our SpaceX Crew-3 mission is set to lift off on Sunday, Oct. 31, at 2:21 a.m. EDT (06:21 UTC) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Astronauts Raja Chari, Thomas Marshburn, and Kayla Barron of NASA will fly to the International Space Station alongside astronaut Matthias Maurer of ESA (European Space Agency).The Crew:

Raja Chari is commander of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the Crew-3 mission. Chari is responsible for all phases of flight, from launch to re-entry. He also will serve as an Expedition 66 flight engineer aboard the station. This will be the first spaceflight for Chari, who was selected as a NASA astronaut candidate in 2017. He was born in Milwaukee, but considers Cedar Falls, Iowa, his hometown. He is a colonel in the U.S. Air Force and joins the mission with extensive experience as a test pilot. He has accumulated more than 2,500 hours of flight time in his career. Chari was also selected as a member of the Artemis Team and is now eligible for assignment to a future lunar mission.

Tom Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second-in-command for the mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard station, he will serve as an Expedition 66 flight engineer,and is scheduled to assume command of station for Expedition 67. Marshburn is a Statesville, North Carolina, native who became an astronaut in 2004. Prior to serving in the astronaut corps, the medical doctor served as flight surgeon at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston and later became medical operations lead for the International Space Station. The Crew-3 mission will be his third visit to the space station on three different spacecraft and his second long-duration mission. Marshburn previously served as a crew member of STS-127 in 2009 flying aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour, and Expedition 34/35, which concluded in 2013, using a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.

Kayla Barron is a mission specialist for Crew-3. As a mission specialist, she will work closely with the commander and pilot to monitor the spacecraft during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. Once aboard the station, she will become a flight engineer for Expedition 66. Barron was born in Pocatello, Idaho, but considers Richland, Washington, her hometown. She earned a bachelor’s degree in systems engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 2010, and a master’s degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Cambridge, in England, in 2011, as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Lt. Cmdr. Barron earned her submarine warfare officer qualification and deployed three times while serving aboard the USS Maine. At the time of her selection as an astronaut candidate in 2017, she was serving as the flag aide to the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. Crew-3 will be Barron’s first spaceflight.

Matthias Maurer also will be a mission specialist for Crew-3, working with the commander and pilot to monitor the spacecraft during the dynamic launch and re-entry phases of flight. He also will become a long-duration crew member aboard the space station. Like Chari and Barron, he will be making his first trip to space with the Crew-3 mission. Maurer comes from Sankt Wendel, in the German state of Saarland. Before becoming an astronaut, Maurer held a number of engineering and research roles, both in a university setting and at ESA. In 2016, Maurer spent 16 days on an undersea mission as part of a NASA’s Extreme Environment Mission Operations, or NEEMO, space analog.

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zeit.de: Deutscher Astronaut Maurer "ganz entspannt" vor dem Start

29. October 2021 Leave a comment

Cape Canaveral (dpa) – Der deutsche Esa-Astronaut Matthias Maurer spürt vor seinem für Sonntag geplanten Start zur Raumstation ISS noch kein Lampenfieber. mehr…

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NASA's Mars Helicopter Ingenuity 1st flight of an aircraft on another planet

19. April 2021 Leave a comment

Perseverance Rover’s Descent and Touchdown on Mars (Official NASA Video)

26. February 2021 Leave a comment