Posts Tagged ‘Spaceflight’

Dormant viruses reactivate during spaceflight

Washington DC (SPX) Mar 19, 2019

Herpes viruses reactivate in more than half of crew aboard Space Shuttle and International Space Station missions, according to NASA research published in Frontiers in Microbiology. While only a small proportion dev…

Terra Bella and Spaceflight Industries to launch small imaging satellites

Seattle WA (SPX) Oct 13, 2016

Spaceflight Industries reports that Terra Bella has signed an agreement with its launch services entity, Spaceflight, for a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch of Terra Bella SkySats. Terra Bella will be the co-lead on Spaceflight’…

SpaceX discovers the cause of their rocket’s explosion

A “large breach” in the upper stage helium pressurization system caused a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster to explode earlier this month, destroying both the rocket and its $200 million satellite payload,  the California-based aerospace firm has announced. According to USA Today and Spaceflight Now, a preliminary internal investigation conducted with the assistance of US Air Force, […]

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NASA’s Jeff Williams breaks Scott Kelly’s record for most time spent in space

When NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned home from his historic Year In Space mission on March 2, he had logged a record 520 days in space during the course of his career with the US space agency – but records, as the old saying goes, were made to be broken. On Wednesday, current International Space […]

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Mitigating health risks of long duration spaceflight

Houston TX (SPX) Jul 29, 2016

NASA closely monitors astronaut health during missions and throughout their lifetime. These medical monitoring programs, as well as prospective studies and medical research, help understand potential health risks relat…

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