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Astronauts prepare for splashdown aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule

ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Two NASA astronauts plan to fly SpaceX’s groundbreaking Crew Dragon capsule from space Saturday to an at-sea landing the following day, with the target site off Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico. NASA has scheduled the spacecraft, named Endeavour by the astronauts aboard, to undock from the International Space…

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Before Mars, astronauts should swing by Venus, experts believe

NASA has plans to send manned missions to Mars in the 2030s, but before astronauts get there, they should stop by Venus first.Those are the sentiments expressed in a new paper written by a number of researchers, who believe that going to the second planet in the Solar System could have benefits for a manned mission…

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Astronauts celebrate Fourth of July from space station

Home News Spaceflight American astronauts on the International Space Station are celebrating Independence Day from space.In a video released July 2, two days ahead of the Fourth of July — the Independence Day holiday in the United States — NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley commemorated the holiday from space. Cassidy, commander…

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Astronauts complete second spacewalk of All ISS battery replacement efforts

Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken have completed the second in a series of four spacewalks, or EVAs, that will complete replacement of the last set of Station batteries, which were delivered to the outpost in May on the Japan HTV-9 cargo vehicle. Three years ago, NASA began the effort to replace all of the Station’s…

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NASA astronauts conduct second spacewalk for space station power upgrades

(CNN)Early Wednesday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken began a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station’s power channels. It is expected to last for seven hours.Wednesday’s spacewalk began at 7:13 a.m. ET.Both astronauts are veteran spacewalkers. This is the eighth venture outside for…

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How will astronauts poop on the moon? New NASA challenge aims to flush this mystery

Home News Tech NASA’s new contest challenges innovators to come up with a brand new space toilet design. (Image credit: NASA/HeroX)It’s no secret that humans poop — even in space. But the actual, physical act of going to the bathroom while floating in space can be tricky, to say the least. In a new contest, NASA…

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Spacewalking astronauts tackle battery upgrade at space station

Home News Spaceflight Two NASA astronauts began an epic battery swap in a spacewalk outside the International Space Station Friday (June 26), the first of four excursions to upgrade the outpost.NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken, both veteran spacewalkers conducting their seventh extravehicular activity (EVA), swapped out three aging nickel-hydrogen batteries for two more…

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NASA astronauts conduct a spacewalk for space station power upgrades

(CNN)Early Friday, NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken began a spacewalk outside of the International Space Station to replace lithium ion batteries for one of the station’s power channels. It is expected to last for about seven hours.Friday’s spacewalk began at 7:32 a.m. ET. They reached their work site on the station about an…

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Astronauts gear up for Friday spacewalk amid planning for Crew Dragon return

Space station commander Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken plan to float outside Friday for the first of up to four spacewalks needed to complete the replacement of aging batteries in the lab’s solar power system. NASA managers hope to get the work done in time for Behnken and crewmate Douglas Hurley to return to Earth…

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Astronauts gear up for spacewalks amid planning for August Crew Dragon return

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION NASA astronauts Chris Cassidy and Bob Behnken work with their spacesuits ahead of the first in a series of spacewalks scheduled for Friday. Credit: NASASpace station commander Chris Cassidy and Robert Behnken plan to float outside Friday for the first of up to four spacewalks needed to complete…