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China set to send 3 astronauts on longest crewed mission yet

In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, the Shenzhou-13 manned spaceship atop a Long March-2F carrier rocket is transferred to the launching area of Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China, Oct. 7, 2021. China is preparing to send three astronauts to live on its space station for six months—a new milestone for a…

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Crew-3 astronauts are ready and excited for 6-month SpaceX mission

Home News Spaceflight The official crew portrait of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission: (from left) Commander Raja Chari and pilot Thomas Mashburn, both NASA astronauts; mission specialist Matthias Maurer of the European Space Agency; mission specialist Kayla Barron of NASA. (Image credit: NASA) Four astronauts are about to spend six months living in Earth orbit, and…

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NASA reassigns 2 astronauts from Boeing’s Starliner to SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

Home News Spaceflight SpaceX’s Crew-2 Crew Dragon Endeavour arrives at the International Space Station with four astronauts aboard in a smooth docking on April 24, 2021 one day after launching into orbit. (Image credit: NASA TV) Two astronauts expected to fly on early missions of Boeing’s crew capsule will instead ride to orbit with SpaceX,…

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Watch astronaut’s 360 video tour of space station’s Tranquility module

International Space Station (ISS) astronaut Thomas Pesquet has shared the latest video in a series offering tours of various parts of the orbiting outpost. The latest one — shot with a 360-degree camera — takes us inside the station’s Node 3 module, also known as Tranquility. Node 3 comprises a cylindrical hull 14.8 feet (4.5…

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Iowa Students to Hear from NASA Astronauts Aboard Space Station

Students from Iowa will have an opportunity next week to hear from NASA astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

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Chinese astronauts return after 90-day mission to space station

Shenzhou-12 mission carrying three Chinese men landed safely in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia in northern China.Three Chinese astronauts have returned to earth after a 90-day visit to an unfinished space station in the country’s first crewed mission since 2016. In a small return capsule, the three men – Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and…

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Celebs, astronauts and more cheer on SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission after successful launch

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 lifted off successfully on Sept. 15, 2021. (Image credit: Inspiration4/John Kraus)Astronauts, celebrities and regular folks around the globe shared their excitement for SpaceX’s successful launch of the private Inspiration4 spaceflight last night (Sept. 15).At 8:02 p.m. EDT last night (0002 GMT Sept. 16), SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission successfully launched four people from…

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Chinese astronauts send back stunning images of Earth from Tianhe space station (photos)

Home News On July 30, 2021, Shenzhou 12 astronaut Tang Hongbo photographed the spectacular scenery of thousands of lights in North Africa. (Image credit: Tang Hongbo/China Manned Space Engineering Office) China’s Shenzhou 12 astronauts have sent back stunning images taken out of small windows of the Tianhe space station module in low-Earth orbit.The three astronauts,…

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Astronauts prep space station for new solar array on first all-international spacewalk

Home News Spaceflight Two astronauts installed the mount for a new solar array outside of the International Space Station during the first spacewalk to not include an American or Russian crew member as one of the pair.Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet with the European Space Agency…

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Astronauts in space pay tribute to 9/11 victims on 20th anniversary of attacks

Home News Spaceflight As solemn ceremonies across the United States mark the devastating terrorist attacks 20 years ago today on Sept. 11, 2001, astronauts in space are also paying tribute from the International Space Station. NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, one of seven crewmembers on the station representing the U.S., Russia, Japan and France, beamed a memorial…