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Axiom’s Next Trip to the ISS Will Carry the First Saudi Woman in Space

Axiom Space says it’s working with the Saudi Space Commission to send two spacefliers from the Arab kingdom, including the first Saudi woman to go into orbit, to the International Space Station as early as next year. The inclusion of a female astronaut is particularly notable for Saudi Arabia — where women were forbidden to drive motor vehicles until 2018, ...

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Want to Stay Healthy in Space? Then you Want Artificial Gravity

Space travel presents numerous challenges, not the least of which have to do with astronaut health and safety. And the farther these missions venture from Earth, the more significant they become. Beyond Earth’s protective atmosphere and magnetosphere, there’s the threat of long-term exposure to solar and cosmic radiation. But whereas radiation exposure can be mitigated with proper shielding, there are ...

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Watch live: Russian cosmonaut, European astronaut head outside ISS on joint spacewalk

 Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev and European astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti headed outside the International Space Station on a rare joint spacewalk Thursday to continue outfitting a European robotic arm and deploy 10 nanosatellites for radio technology experiments. Artemyev and Cristoforetti opened the hatch to the space station’s Poisk airlock at 10:50 a.m. EDT (1450 GMT) Thursday, marking the official start ...

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SpaceX cargo ship delivers dust storm instrument to International Space Station

SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft crosses Earth’s horizon at orbital sunrise over the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 feet from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA TV / Spaceflight Now A SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule loaded with more than 5,800 pounds of supplies and experiments docked with the International Space Station Saturday, delivering a NASA instrument to study the mineral content of ...

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Russian Soyuz rocket poised for launch with space station cargo freighter

NASA TV (English) Roscosmos Webcast (Russian) Russia’s Progress MS-20 cargo freighter is set for launch Friday on a fast-track, three-and-a-half hour rendezvous with the International Space Station to deliver around three tons of fuel, food, and supplies for the lab’s seven-person crew. The Progress supply ship is set for liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 5:32 a.m. EDT ...

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ISS spacesuits ‘no-go’ for non-emergency spacewalks after water intrusion

European Space Agency astronaut Matthias Maurer on a spacewalk March 23 outside the International Space Station. Credit: NASA The aging shuttle-era spacesuits aboard the International Space Station have been declared “no-go” for operational, normally planned spacewalks pending analysis to determine what led to excess water getting into an astronaut’s helmet during a March excursion, officials confirmed Tuesday. But the bulky ...

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Live coverage: Four private astronauts launch to International Space Station

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Axiom’s Ax-1 mission. The Ax-1 mission will carry Michael López-Alegría, Larry Connor, Eytan Stibbe, and Mark Pathy to the International Space Station. Follow us on . SFN Live Four private citizens are gearing rode into orbit Friday ...

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Three-man Russian crew ready for launch to International Space Station

Russian cosmonauts Sergey Korsakov, Oleg Artemyev, and Denis Matveev during a training session inside their Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft. Credit: Roscosmos Three cosmonauts set to kick off a six-and-a-half month expedition in orbit will launch Friday on Russia’s first mission to the International Space Station since the country’s invasion of Ukraine. A Soyuz rocket set to launch from Site 31 at ...

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