Artemis Team

NASA has selected 18 astronauts from its corps to form the Artemis Team and help pave the way for the next astronaut missions on and around the Moon as part of the Artemis program. Vice President Mike Pence introduced the members of the Artemis Team Wednesday during the eighth National Space Council meeting at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in…

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Chuck Yeager

This interview with Chuck Yeager was carried out by the Academy of Achievement back in 1991. And here’s a documentary from 1997 that looks at Yeager’s breaking the sound barrier for the first time: Resources: Books: Yeager: An Autobiography by Chuck Yeager Press On!: Further Adventures in the Good Life by Chuck Yeager Chuck Yeager…

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Chuck Yeager and Glamorous Glennis

The following is a statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on the passing of Gen. Chuck Yeager: “Today’s passing of Gen. Chuck Yeager is a tremendous loss to our nation. Gen. Yeager’s pioneering and innovative spirit advanced America’s abilities in the sky and set our nation’s dreams soaring into the jet age and the space…

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Day and Night

The International Space Station was again the stage for novel European science and routine operations during the first half of August. Plenty of action in the form of bubbles and sounds added to the mix in the run-up to a spacewalk and the comings and goings of visiting vehicles. ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano installed the Multiscale…

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Elon Musk's Official SpaceX Spacesuit

Earlier today, Elon Musk released the first image of the official SpaceX Spacesuit on Instagram. Here’s What he said: . First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to…

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Deep Space Habitat Concept

NASA has selected six U.S. companies to help advance the Journey to Mars by developing ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats. Through the public-private partnerships enabled by the Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships-2 (NextSTEP-2) Broad Agency Announcement, Appendix A, NASA and industry partners will expand commercial development of space in low-Earth orbit…

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ISS Solar Panels

Sunrise strikes the solar panels that power the International Space Station, caught by ESA astronaut Tim Peake on 31 December 2015. Follow Tim and his time in space via timpeake.esa.int. Image credit: ESA/NASA

André Schiele and rover

ESA’s head of telerobotics, André Schiele, introduces journalists to the rover that astronaut Andreas Mogensen is scheduled to operate from orbit next week. This is the Interact Centaur rover that Andreas, launched into orbit on Wednesday, will be controlling from the International Space Station. He will drive it into position and then perform a task…

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Commercial Space Flight Astronauts

NASA has selected four astronauts to train and prepare for commercial spaceflights that will return American launches to U.S. soil and further open up low-Earth orbit transportation to the private sector. The selections are the latest major milestone in the Obama Administration’s plan to partner with U.S. industry to transport astronauts to space, create good-paying…

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ESA IXV

Here’s a replay of the press conference at the Paris Air Show on the first results from ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV). After a perfect mission on 11 February 2015, IXV travelled from the splashdown site in the Pacific Ocean just west of the Galapagos islands, to Le Bourget. In the five months since the…

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