Scientists believe they have found a source for life support on Mars or Moon

Researchers have found that direct photochemical reactions can provide people with the oxygen and hydrogen necessary for long-term living on Mars or Moon. This is stated in a study published in the journal Nature Communications, writes The Register. In it, University of Warwick assistant professor and researcher Katharina Brinkert assessed ... Read more

17 people in space – a new record

Someday, when mankind builds giant orbital stations and colonies on other planets, we’ll stop counting people in space, but the double digits are still impressive. There are currently 17 earthlings in space. There are 11 people on the ISS (5 USA, 3 Russia, 2 Saudi Arabia, 1 UAE): Soyuz MS-22 ... Read more

NASA has chosen Axiom Space for the third astronaut mission to the ISS

NASA again has chosen Axiom Space‘s proposal for the third private flight of astronauts to the International Space Station. Both parties have already signed flight orders and hope to launch in November 2023 or later from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A more precise date will be announced later, ... Read more

NASA plans to spend about $1 billion to remove the ISS from orbit

NASA plans to spend about $1 billion to de-orbit the International Space Station as the orbiting laboratory expires in the 2030s, reports The Register. A report released this week shows that NASA will continue to support projects on the ISS, but is also considering building a new space lab and ... Read more

The russians have a spaceship “leaking” again. This time it’s Progress MS-21

You won’t believe it, but another russian spaceship docked to the International Space Station is leaking. This time it is Progress MS-21. Progress MS-21 arrived at the ISS back in October 2022, and it seems to have jinxed everything. Two months after its arrival, a coolant leak occurred on the ... Read more

NASA is discussing with SpaceX the possibility of returning Russian cosmonauts on Crew Dragon

The epic of the leaky Soyuz MS-22 continues. According to Reuters, NASA is discussing with SpaceX the possibility of returning Russian cosmonauts on Crew Dragon. It is not clear whether they are talking about the Crew Dragon Endurance of the SpaceX Crew-5 mission, which is currently docked with the ISS, ... Read more

NASA has postponed another spacewalk due to debris from a Russian rocket

NASA was once again forced to stop preparations for going into outer space, due to the possibility of a collision with space debris. And again, these are fragments of a Russian rocket. Fragments of the third stage (“acceleration block” in the terminology of Roscosmos) Fregat-SB had to pass only a ... Read more

The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft is in an emergency situation. It leaks and contaminates the ISS

Russian Space Agency canceled the spacewalk of two astronauts due to a coolant leak from the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft. The leak was discovered precisely during the preparation for the 7-hour off-ship activity. Most likely, there was a breakdown of the ship’s thermoregulation system, which maintains the temperature/humidity necessary for the ... Read more

Astronauts will print part of a human knee on a 3D printer in space

Bioprinted body parts could prove vital to future treatments, and scientists are doing everything possible to test it. NASA, Redwire, and the US Armed Forces Medical University Biotechnology Center (4DBio3) are sending a new 3D printer to the International Space Station, the 3D BioFabrication Facility (BFF), to bioprint a human ... Read more

Back in space: NASA invites retired astronauts to lead private flights to the ISS

There are no former astronauts. NASA may soon require retired astronauts to pilot private missions to the ISS. They will be able to provide “expert guidance for private astronauts during preflight training and mission execution,” says the agency’s message. NASA believes that this will help reduce the load on the ... Read more

Roscosmos backed out: Russia no longer wants to leave the ISS before 2028

After sharp statements, regarding exiting the ISS project already after 2024, Russian officials seem to have sobered up and informed their American colleagues that Russia would like to continue sending its astronauts aboard the International Space Station at least until 2028. It is by this time that Russia’s own space ... Read more

Bon voyage: Russia plans to leave the ISS after 2024

Russia has announced its intention to withdraw from the ISS project by 2024. As reported, this was announced by the new head of Roscosmos Yuriy Borisov. “Of course, we will fulfill all our obligations to our partners, but the decision and exit from this station after 2024 has been made,” ... Read more

For the first time, NASA criticizes Russia in space because of the flags of the so-called “L/DPR” on the ISS

Russian cosmonauts excelled in space propaganda and NASA responded. In its statement, the agency condemned the actions of three astronauts who posed on the International Space Station with the flags of the fake “Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics“. This is reported by The Verge. The photo was published on the ... Read more

SpaceX has successfully brought back astronauts from the International Space Station

Four astronauts have successfully returned home to Earth on the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, ending their six-month stay on the International Space Station (ISS), according to The Verge. On board the Crew Dragon were three NASA astronauts — Tom Marshburn, Raja Chari, and Kayla Barron — as well as German ... Read more