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Serious spacesuit problem forces NASA to pause ISS spacewalks

May 20th, 2022

The International Space Station’s spacesuits might finally need to be retired. NASA has paused ISS spacewalks following a water leak in one of the astronauts’ helmets. This isn’t the first time that the aging spacesuits have sprung a leak, either. Back in 2013, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano had to cut a spacewalk short after his …

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Check out the first TikTok from the International Space Station

May 9th, 2022

TikTok has finally reached the final frontier. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti recently filmed the first TikTok from the ISS. Cristoforetti, who is part of SpaceX’s Crew-4 mission, arrived at the International Space Station on April 27. She, along with her other three crew members, will be stationed on the ISS for six months. To help …

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Russian sanctions could put the future of the ISS at risk

March 2nd, 2022

The future of the ISS is starting to look a little bleak. Previously, NASA shared that it had extended plans to operate the International Space Station until its retirement in 2030. Now, though, those updated plans could be in jeopardy. The United States and several other countries have hit Russia with multiple sanctions following its …

Food in Space

NASA astronauts are growing spicy food in space

July 19th, 2021

The astronauts eventually embarking on missions to Mars and deep space will need to be able to do a few things to emulate life on Earth. They’ll need to wash their clothes and grow some of their own food. This will improve the logistics of missions and enhance their quality of life. NASA is already …

NASA-Tide Partnership

NASA and Tide team up to deal with dirty laundry in space

June 23rd, 2021

Humans have been living in space for years, but it took endless research and planning to make that possible. Everything we take for granted on the surface of the planet, where we have gravity and resources to accommodate our every whim, has to be engineered to work in space. Scientists have yet to solve every …