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Chinese astronauts return after 90-day mission to space station

Shenzhou-12 mission carrying three Chinese men landed safely in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in northern China.Three Chinese astronauts have returned to earth after a 90-day visit to an unfinished space station in the country’s first crewed mission since 2016. In a small return capsule, the three men – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and…

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Celebs, astronauts and more cheer on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission after successful launch

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 lifted off successfully on Sept. 15, 2021. (Image credit: Inspiration4/John Kraus)Astronauts, celebrities and regular folks around the globe shared their excitement for SpaceX’s successful launch of the private Inspiration4 spaceflight last night (Sept. 15).At 8:02 p.m. EDT last night (0002 GMT Sept. 16), SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission successfully launched four people from…

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Chinese astronauts send back stunning images of Earth from Tianhe space station (photos)

Home News On July 30, 2021, Shenzhou 12 astronaut Tang Hongbo photographed the spectacular scenery of thousands of lights in North Africa. (Image credit: Tang Hongbo/China Manned Space Engineering Office) China’s Shenzhou 12 astronauts have sent back stunning images taken out of small windows of the Tianhe space station module in low-Earth orbit.The three astronauts,…

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Astronauts prep space station for new solar array on first all-international spacewalk

Home News Spaceflight Two astronauts installed the mount for a new solar array outside of the International Space Station during the first spacewalk to not include an American or Russian crew member as one of the pair.Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency…

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Astronauts in space pay tribute to 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

Home News Spaceflight As solemn ceremonies across the United States mark the devastating terrorist attacks 20 years ago today on Sept. 11, 2001, astronauts in space are also paying tribute from the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, one of seven crewmembers on the station representing the U.S., Russia, Japan and France, beamed a memorial…

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Astronauts spot Hurricane Larry from space (photos)

Home News Spaceflight Hurricane Larry rages above the Atlantic Ocean in this image captured by NASA astronaut Megan McArthur at the International Space Station on Sept. 7, 2021. (Image credit: Megan McArthur/NASA/Twitter)As Hurricane Larry churned through the Atlantic Ocean this weekend, astronauts at the International Space Station kept a watchful eye on the storm from…

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This NASA Astronaut’s Cheat Meal in Space Is Russian Food

Staying healthy on planet Earth is hard enough, but imagine keeping that same energy in space. That’s the reality for Shane Kimbrough, NASA astronaut and retired army colonel. Currently, he’s on the International Space Station (ISS) and is set to return to Earth around late October or early November. For Men’s Health, Kimbrough gave us…

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Watch these ISS astronauts highlight incoming space experiments

NASA has posted a new video showing International Space Station (ISS) astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur chatting about some of the science experiments they’ll soon be working on aboard the orbiting outpost. The experiments are scheduled to arrive on Monday, August 30, aboard a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule that launched from NASA’s Kennedy Space…

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Astronauts successfully demonstrate DNA repair in space using CRISPR technology

Home News Spaceflight NASA astronaut Christina Koch working on the Genes In Space-6 experiment on the International Space Station. (Image credit: NASA) The first CRISPR experiment to take place in space shows that DNA can repair itself in microgravity. As part of the “Genes In Space-6” experiment, astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS) created…

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Astronauts celebrate Tokyo Paralympics opening day with ‘torch’ ceremony in space

Home News Spaceflight Expedition 65 astronauts celebrate the kick-off of the 2020 Paralympic Games with a torch ceremony aboard the International Space Station. (Image credit: Roscosmos) As the Paralympic Games kicked off in Tokyo this week, astronauts at the International Space Station celebrated the quadrennial sporting event in space. On the opening day of the Tokyo…