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Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech
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Blue Origin launches its New Shepherd rocket to test NASA's lunar landing tech

Delayed three weeks by technical issues, this was the 13th New Shepard flight for Blue Origin. The first was in 2015.

Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson won't fly on inaugural crewed flight of CST-100 Starliner
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Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson won't fly on inaugural crewed flight of CST-100 Starliner

Ferguson withdrew from the mission citing personal reasons – family commitments that couldn't be missed.

Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown
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Astronauts pinpoint source of 'non-standard' air leak on ISS, exact location still unknown

The leak caused a 'temporary temperature change' aboard the station, as per a a statement released by the Russian space agency

NASA still unsure about cause of 'above average' air leak on the International Space Station
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NASA still unsure about cause of 'above average' air leak on the International Space Station

NASA insists there is harm posed by the leak to the three astronauts at the ISS, and that the leak needs to be plugged to stop valuable air from going to waste.

Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station
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Chang'e-4 lander finds radiation levels on the moon 2.6 times higher than at space station

Exposure to space radiation can cause lasting health effects – from cataracts to cancer and neurodegenerative diseases.

International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris
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International Space Station makes manoeuvre to avoid collision with space debris

The three crew members abroad relocated to the Soyuz spacecraft as the manoeuvre began, to evacuate if necessary.

France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts
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France's space agencies is in talks with ISRO to provide Mission Alpha-like equipment for Gaganyaan astronauts

Four short-listed Indian Air Force pilots and prospective astronauts for the Gagangyaan mission are currently undergoing training in Russia.

Certain bacteria can clump up, survive harsh conditions of space for many years, study suggests
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Certain bacteria can clump up, survive harsh conditions of space for many years, study suggests

Cell pellets of Deinococcus thicker than 0.5 mm can survive 15 to 45 years of UV radiation on the ISS, and 48 years in space, researchers said.

US astronauts become the first to fly to orbit and return in commercial crew capsule by SpaceX
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US astronauts become the first to fly to orbit and return in commercial crew capsule by SpaceX

The successful trip opens doors to more people flying to space, what with companies announcing plans to use Crew Dragons to send wealthy tourists to orbit.

Extreme fungus from Chernobyl under study for use in protective shields against space radiation
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Extreme fungus from Chernobyl under study for use in protective shields against space radiation

Scientists have theorised that these organisms could serve as radiation shields for future astronauts on long-distance missions.

NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live
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NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken to take part in second spacewalk at 5 pm IST today: How to watch it live

The spacewalk is being conducted to swap out six nickel-hydrogen batteries with three lithium-ion batteries and will last six-seven hours.

Russian space research startup StartRocket plans to remove space debris using foam
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Russian space research startup StartRocket plans to remove space debris using foam

Decades of space exploration has led to a build-up of more than five lakh pieces of useless artificial objects in space.

NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services
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NASA chooses Astrobotic to launch VIPER rover to the moon as part of the Commercial Lunar Payload Services

VIPER is a solar-powered rover that will land on the moon sometime in 2023 and will stay there for a period of 100-Earth-days.

NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned
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NASA astronauts launched to the ISS, by SpaceX on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST will stay longer than originally planned

Currently, the ISS is running with a skeleton crew of three astronauts and the new mission is supposed to launch on 27 May.

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises USD 346 million in funding ahead of its debut astronaut mission
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Elon Musk's SpaceX raises USD 346 million in funding ahead of its debut astronaut mission

This launch of SpaceX's first crewed mission will put an end to NASA's nine-year hiatus in human spaceflight.

NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST
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NASA astronauts complete their dress rehearsal before their SpaceX launch to the ISS on Sunday, 31 May, 12.52 am IST

They will board the SpaceX Dragon capsule on top of the Falcon 9 rocket and it will be the first astronaut launch from the Kennedy Space Center since 2011.

Building blocks: ESA study find human urine could be used to make concrete on the moon
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Building blocks: ESA study find human urine could be used to make concrete on the moon

The main ingredient in “lunar concrete” would be a powdery soil found on the moon’s surface known as lunar regolith.

NASA, SpaceX gear up to launch first manned flight mission from US in a decade on 27 May
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NASA, SpaceX gear up to launch first manned flight mission from US in a decade on 27 May

NASA and SpaceX are gearing up to send the first astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from the US since 2011. The space agency has revealed that a SpaceX rocket will send two American astronauts to the ISS on 27 May.

Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world
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Coronavirus Outbreak: After almost a year in space, returning astronauts will face a changing world

The three astronauts will return exactly 50 years after the Apollo 13 astronauts splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

Three astronauts reach ISS, after low-key launch and a month spent isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic
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Three astronauts reach ISS, after low-key launch and a month spent isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic

The astronauts did not practice social distancing, 420 km up, as everyone exchanged warm hugs with their crewmates on the ISS.