NASA Postpones Spacewalk by Showing Astronauts the Threat of Space Debris

NASA officials canceled the Tuesday spacewalk of the agency’s two astronauts late Monday night after receiving warnings that nearby space debris could endanger the crew. This was the latest sudden change in the operations of the International Space Station since Russia blew up one of its former satellites in space earlier this month. “Due to …

NASA Postpones Spacewalk by Showing Astronauts the Threat of Space Debris

NASA officials canceled the Tuesday spacewalk of the agency’s two astronauts late Monday night after receiving warnings that nearby space debris could endanger the crew. This was the latest sudden change in the operations of the International Space Station since Russia blew up one of its former satellites in space earlier this month. “Due to …

Russian Anti-Satellite Weapons Test Wreck Forces Astronauts to Bunker

Russia tested an anti-satellite missile on Monday, destroying one of its own satellites in orbit. The test created a vast cloud of debris that continued to orbit the Earth, and some of the material dangerously approached the International Space Station, forcing the astronauts to take shelter for hours in a pair of spacecraft that could …

SpaceX To Launch NASA Team-3 Astronauts: How To Watch

Exit Crew Dragon. Enter another Crew Dragon. On Wednesday night, SpaceX will carry another team of astronauts to the International Space Station for about six months. The mission is called Crew-3 and its astronauts will replace Crew-2, a quartet of European and Japanese astronauts NASA completed Monday night in a water landing in the Gulf …

SpaceX Needs To Fix Toilet Before NASA Launches Astronauts

But the toilet stalemate did not end there. Another Crew Dragon capsule, which docked with four astronauts to the space station in April, has the same plumbing system as the Inspiration4 capsule. SpaceX engineers feared that the same “contamination” might have occurred on that spacecraft. The engineers’ suspicions were correct. Mr Gerstenmaier said NASA astronauts …

Seeing the Future of Disabled Astronauts in Zero Gravity

Eric Ingram often travels the world in his wheelchair. The 31-year-old CEO of SCOUT Inc., a smart satellite components company, was born with Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome, a rare condition that affects his joints and keeps him from dreaming of becoming an astronaut. He applied twice and was rejected. But on a private plane flight this week, …

After Launch, SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronauts Will Health Check

When astronauts return to Earth from space, they may experience a host of health and physical problems after landing as a result of living without gravity. During flights of up to six months, astronauts may experience difficulties with balance, muscle weakness, and cardiovascular deconditioning. NASA. Although the Inspiration4 flight only lasted three days, all four …

Tom Cruise Talks to SpaceX Inspiration4 Astronauts in Orbit

Maverick called space. The Inspiration4 team spoke to actor Tom Cruise: Maverick was the call sign for his fighter pilot character in the 1986 movie “Top Gun.” Like the Top Gun character, the four astronauts in Earth orbit have their own call signs. Billionaire Jared Isaacman, who took the post, flew warplanes and already had …