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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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NASA: Space station operations continue smoothly despite Ukraine invasion

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei inside the cupola at the International Space Station. The Soyuz MS-19 spacecraft, his ride back to Earth, is seen in the background. Credit: NASA Despite Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and worsening relations, joint operation of the International Space Station continues normally with plans in place to bring NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei back to Earth ...

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Progress supply freighter docks with space station

Russia’s Progress MS-19 supply ship closes in on the International Space Station on Thursday. Credit: Roscosmos Two days after launching from Kazakhstan, a Russian Progress cargo freighter docked with the International Space Station on autopilot Thursday with a fresh delivery of food, crew supplies, experiments, and CubeSats that will be released outside the complex on a future spacewalk. The Progress ...

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Russian cargo ship launches in pursuit of International Space Station

A Soyuz-2.1a rocket lifts off with the Progress MS-19 supply ship heading for the International Space Station. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s Progress MS-19 supply ship launched from frigid Kazakhstan late Monday aboard a Soyuz rocket to begin a two-day pursuit of the International Space Station with more than 5,500 pounds of fuel, food, water, and experiments. Liftoff of the Soyuz-2.1a rocket ...

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Spacewalking cosmonauts activate space station’s newest Russian module

Cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov work outside the Prichal module Wednesday. Credit: NASA/Mark Vande Hei Russian cosmonauts Anton Shkaplerov and Pyotr Dubrov completed a 7-hour, 11-minute spacewalk Wednesday outside the International Space Station, preparing Russia’s new Prichal module for the arrival of the next Soyuz crew spacecraft in March. Wearing Orlan spacesuits, Shkaplerov and Dubrov began their spacewalk at ...

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Now we Know why Spaceflight Affects Your Eyes

70% of astronauts who spend time on the International Space Station (ISS) experience swelling at the back of their eyes, causing blurriness and impaired eyesight both in space and when they return to Earth. Sometimes, it’s permanent. Understanding the way microgravity affects the eyes, and the human body as a whole is an essential part of preparations for future long-duration ...

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