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As space travel picks up pace it's time to explore what may happen to our bodies if we die there
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As space travel picks up pace it's time to explore what may happen to our bodies if we die there

Temperature is a key factor in decomposition. On the Moon, for example, temperatures can range from 120°C to -170°C. Bodies could therefore show signs of heat-induced change or freezing damage

Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth
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Inspiration4 crew tell us what it is like to live in SpaceX's Crew Dragon for three days while orbiting Earth

"My favorite space food is pizza which I had yesterday and I'll probably have for dinner tonight also," said Sian Proctor, who is a geology teacher and was a NASA astronaut finalist.

NASA delays space walk over astronaut's undisclosed 'minor medical issue'
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NASA delays space walk over astronaut's undisclosed 'minor medical issue'

Mark Vande Hei and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide were supposed to venture out Tuesday to install a bracket for new solar wings but NASA said the work can wait.

With billionaires launching, is it time to implement a new international space treaty?
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With billionaires launching, is it time to implement a new international space treaty?

More than half a century after humans first set foot on the moon, there remains no clearly established, agreed-upon rules governing space activity.

COVID-19 delays Gaganyaan's first uncrewed mission, won't take place this December: ISRO
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COVID-19 delays Gaganyaan's first uncrewed mission, won't take place this December: ISRO

ISRO may have to conduct more than two uncrewed missions if needed before sending the astronauts to space.

Amazonification of space has begun with private players making space travel accessible
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Amazonification of space has begun with private players making space travel accessible

The people who sold you the internet will now sell you the moon and the stars.

Explained: What does it take for an astronaut to conduct a spacewalk?
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Explained: What does it take for an astronaut to conduct a spacewalk?

NASA designed its next-gen spacesuits in 1974 and astronauts are still wearing those suits despite the fact they were only designed to last 15 years.

Jeff Bezos announces 82-year-old female pilot Wally Funk will launch into space with him
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Jeff Bezos announces 82-year-old female pilot Wally Funk will launch into space with him

She will accompany Bezos, his brother and an auction winner will be the first people to fly in a Blue Origin rocket and capsule.

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos have opened up space for travel but not everyone can access it
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Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos have opened up space for travel but not everyone can access it

Many private players are trying to make inroads into the space industry but the cost of travelling into the unknown is still very steep making it inaccessible for many.

An aerospace engineer explains what is a suborbital flight and why they matter
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An aerospace engineer explains what is a suborbital flight and why they matter

Conceptually, the flights that Branson and Bezos will be on are not terribly different from a baseball thrown into the air.

Nora al-Matrooshi will soon start training to become UAE's first female astronaut
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Nora al-Matrooshi will soon start training to become UAE's first female astronaut

Nora al-Matrooshi and her fellow countryman, Mohammad al-Mulla will later this year head to the United States to train at NASA's Johnson Space Center.

Two astronauts complete six-hour spacewalk to install solar panels on the ISS
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Two astronauts complete six-hour spacewalk to install solar panels on the ISS

There have been a total of 240 spacewalks as astronauts carry out assembling, maintaining and upgrading the space station.

You can become a space tourist if you have $250,000 and are willing to sign your life away
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You can become a space tourist if you have $250,000 and are willing to sign your life away

Private companies are prepared to take more risks than government programs because they don’t have to justify their spending to the public.

Astronauts can expect shrinking hearts, other changes from long stints in low gravity
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Astronauts can expect shrinking hearts, other changes from long stints in low gravity

Astronaut Scott Kelly's heart shrunk considerably despite exercising almost every day, which worked to stop bone & muscle wasting.

NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science
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NASA astronaut Mark Vande Hei may spend a year at the space station, for science

He was added to the next Soyuz crew, in order to keep a constant US presence on the ISS, as operations would be hampered if no Americans were on board.

Spacecraft named in memory of Kalpana Chawla to depart from ISS: Here is how to watch it live
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Spacecraft named in memory of Kalpana Chawla to depart from ISS: Here is how to watch it live

The Cygnus spacecraft will be bringing back the Saffire V investigation, the SharkSat hosted payload, along with “several thousand pounds of trash”.

SpaceX Demo-2 success ushers in new era in spaceflight, and India’s space ecosystem needs to adapt
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SpaceX Demo-2 success ushers in new era in spaceflight, and India’s space ecosystem needs to adapt

As the global space economy undergoes a massive disruption, and space becomes increasingly entrepreneurial, India is faced with an important choice.

NASA-SpaceX ends a nine-year launch drought in the US by successfully launching two astronauts
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NASA-SpaceX ends a nine-year launch drought in the US by successfully launching two astronauts

Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are on their way to the ISS and will dock automatically around 7.00 pm IST, 19 hours after the lift-off.

SpaceX-NASA mission: A breakdown on rocket, crew capsule, astronauts, launch sequence
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SpaceX-NASA mission: A breakdown on rocket, crew capsule, astronauts, launch sequence

This mission is the final test flight and if it is successful, then NASA will certify SpaceX to continue to fly humans to space.