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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.

SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars
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SuperCam on-board NASA's Perseverance rover collected its first samples on Mars

The laser can zap objects smaller than a pencil point as far away as seven metres and observes spots beyond the reach of the rover's arm.

Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?
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Hits and misses: Will all the risks SpaceX is taking to test its Starship rocket pay off?

Starship can carry some 100 tons of material into space, with SpaceX calling it "the world's most powerful launch vehicle ever developed.

Terrestrial microbes could survive briefly on Mars, be a food source for astronauts: Study
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Terrestrial microbes could survive briefly on Mars, be a food source for astronauts: Study

The endurance of some microbes to conditions on Mars were tested by launching them into Earth's stratosphere, which closely represents that on Mars.

Bone cancer survivor to travel in SpaceX's first private flight alongside charity billionaire
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Bone cancer survivor to travel in SpaceX's first private flight alongside charity billionaire

Entrepreneur Jared Isaacman is using his purchased spaceflight as a charitable fundraiser and has two more crew members to select that he plans to reveal in March.

Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer
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Did life exist on Mars? Perseverance rover joins four centuries of work to find the answer

In 2000 scientists found that water had once flowed over its surface which rekindled interest in Mars exploration as they pored over images looking for evidence.

How to live in space: What we've learned from 20 years of the International Space Station?
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How to live in space: What we've learned from 20 years of the International Space Station?

The Soviet station Mir, launched in 1986, was the first to be built with a core to which other modules were added later.

One NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts touch down on Earth after 196-days in space
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One NASA astronaut, two Russian cosmonauts touch down on Earth after 196-days in space

Former US Navy SEAL Cassidy tweeted a picture of blood samples that astronauts have to submit at various points in their mission, including just before undocking.

No fighting, no littering: NASA's Artemis Accords set out rules for human's return to the moon
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No fighting, no littering: NASA's Artemis Accords set out rules for human's return to the moon

Eight countries including US, Australia, Canada, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, UAE and the UK are the founding members of the accords.

ISRO, IISc researchers develop 'space bricks' made from lunar soil for future habits on the moon
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ISRO, IISc researchers develop 'space bricks' made from lunar soil for future habits on the moon

The bricks are made from a combination of urea, lunar soil and guar resin extracted from guar beans.

Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space
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Virgin Galactic reveals the interiors of its SpaceShipTwo Cabin that will take tourists to space

The passengers clad in space suits designed by the Under Armour company will be able to leave their seats and float about the cabin.

Languages could change once interstellar flights, arks become a reality, study proposes
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Languages could change once interstellar flights, arks become a reality, study proposes

Researchers cite examples of Polynesian sailors, who populated the South Pacific islands and founded entirely new cultures after 3,000 BC.

Prolonged travel in space can make the human brain bigger, change its functions a study found
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Prolonged travel in space can make the human brain bigger, change its functions a study found

The authors said that chronic exposure to intracranial pressure during spaceflight is a possible factor, the exact cause is unknown.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, new Dragon XL will ferry cargo, supplies to Lunar Gateway
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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, new Dragon XL will ferry cargo, supplies to Lunar Gateway

The Dragon XL spacecraft will carry research supplies that will help future astronauts on the moon collect lunar samples.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Five astronauts give us their best tips on finding joy, calm in self-isolation
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Five astronauts give us their best tips on finding joy, calm in self-isolation

To live our lives in solitude is hard and that's where taking help from experts is recommended.

Astronauts going to space will receive an empty farewell due to the spread of coronavirus
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Astronauts going to space will receive an empty farewell due to the spread of coronavirus

Usually, families, bosses and dozens of others jam a special room while the astronauts put on their spacesuits before liftoff.

Catch 'em young: Seventh grade student names NASA's 2020 Mars rover 'Perseverance'
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Catch 'em young: Seventh grade student names NASA's 2020 Mars rover 'Perseverance'

Alex will visit Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to witness the launch of the rover and will always be associated with this mission.

Sex in space: Could technology help in meeting astronauts' intimate needs during space travel?
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Sex in space: Could technology help in meeting astronauts' intimate needs during space travel?

Erobotics is the emerging transdisciplinary research studying human-erobots interactions and related phenomena.

Gaganyaan astronauts to be trained for 11 months, will begin third week of Jan: Union Minister
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Gaganyaan astronauts to be trained for 11 months, will begin third week of Jan: Union Minister

While four astronauts will undergo training, only three astronauts will be sent to space during the mission.