Posts Tagged ‘Astronauts’

NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017

The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon.

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts…

Icy Martian lake holds as much water as Lake Superior

New analysis conducted using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Shallow Radar (SHARAD) instrument has revealed the existence of subsurface water ice roughly equal in volume as Lake Superior buried beneath cracked, pitted plains in the Red Planet’s mid-northern latitudes. The discovery, made by a team led by Cassie Stuurman of the University of Texas Institute for […]

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Chinese astronauts return to earth after longest mission

Beijing (AFP) Nov 18, 2016

China’s Shenzhou-11 spacecraft returned to earth Friday, bringing home two astronauts from the rising power’s longest-ever orbital mission, in a milestone for its vaulting ambitions.

China’s state broadcaster CCTV showe…

Chinese astronauts accept 1st earth-space interview

Beijing (XNA) Nov 18, 2016

Chinese astronauts Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong are currently on a 33-day space journey and acting as Xinhua special correspondents. On Tuesday, they talked with their copy desk on earth for the first time. Li Keyong (assoc…

Foie gras, saxophone blast into space with astronauts

Baikonur, Kazakhstan (AFP) Nov 17, 2016

A trio of astronauts soared into orbit Friday bound for the International Space Station, with their Soyuz spacecraft delivering some fancy French food, a saxophone and the future female commander.

NASA vete…

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