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Doctors on Earth treated an astronaut’s blood clot in space

January 5th, 2020

When NASA sends astronauts to the International Space Station, they’re always in tip-top shape. That’s a pretty significant requirement since there’s really no way to treat most emergency medical conditions in space. But as healthy as each and every one of the space travelers is, there’s always something that’s bound to pop up when you …

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When did ISS astronauts celebrate the start of 2020?

January 2nd, 2020

Folks, 2020 is here. If you celebrated the new year at midnight of whatever time zone you happen to be located in, you probably rang in 2020 with family and/or friends. Perhaps you were even cuddled up on your couch with your dog, which sounds delightful, but however you chose to celebrate, you did so …

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NASA’s Christina Koch just broke a record for women in space

December 30th, 2019

NASA’s Christina Koch hasn’t been on Earth since March 14th, 2019. That day, Koch joined fellow NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Aleksey Ovchinin of Roscosmos on a trip to the International Space Station. During her already impressive stint in space, Koch participated in the first-ever all-female spacewalk, and now she has another feather in her …

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Boeing’s Starliner just hit a brick wall in space

December 20th, 2019

“You have got to be kidding me.” – NASA, probably. Today was supposed to be a milestone for Boeing and NASA’s Commercial Crew program. After years of development and delay upon delay, Boeing’s much-hyped Starliner capsule was supposed to enter Earth orbit then push itself to the International Space Station. Easy peasy, right? Not so …

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SpaceX will send cannabis to the ISS in 2020

December 12th, 2019

The high-flying scientists who devote months and sometimes years of their lives to conducting science in space will be getting a very special package in early 2020. The next SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station will be carrying something with a sketchy legal history: cannabis. Now, before you go imagining astronauts dabbling in …

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That AI robot that had an emotional meltdown in space got an upgrade

December 8th, 2019

SpaceX was finally able to launch its Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station this week after the initial launch was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions. The spacecraft is carrying a whole bunch of neat stuff to the ISS, including an upgraded version of an AI-powered floating robot that lost its cool when …

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Watch live streaming video of NASA astronauts on a spacewalk

November 22nd, 2019

It’s another Friday for you and I, so let’s kick back, relax, and think about all the cool stuff we’re going to do (or not do) over the next two days. Personally, I’ve got a whole lot of nothing on deck and I’m really excited about it. The astronauts aboard the International Space Station don’t …