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NASA , SpaceX to launch first crewed mission to space

NASA announced on Friday to launch its first SpaceX crewed flight to the International Space Station (ISS) on May 27. NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will fly on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will lift off on a Falcon 9 rocket at 4:32 p.m. EDT May 27, from Launch Complex 39A in Florida. It will be the first ... Read More »

Star Wars hotel at Disney World like cruise into space

It’s going to be a cruise to nowhere, but that will be just fine with die-hard “Star Wars” fans. Disney officials on Tuesday offered new details on its recently announced Star Wars-themed resort in Florida. “Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser” will be like a two-day cruise in that it drops visitors into a completely self-contained world. Except instead of traveling on ... Read More »

NASA investigating first crime committed in space

US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported today. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife’s private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the Times said. The astronaut’s spouse Summer Worden filed a ... Read More »

Russia to send ‘Fedor’ its first humanoid robot into space

Russia was set to launch on today an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to assist astronauts on the International Space Station. Named Fedor, for Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research with identification number Skybot F850, the robot is the first ever sent up by Russia. Fedor was to blast off in a Soyuz ... Read More »

Is civil society arguing itself out of political space?

By Felix Dodds New York, Jul 29 2019 (IPS) – As some of you will know I have a new book out Stakeholder Democracy: Represented Democracy in a Time of Fear. (other contributors to the book were: Jan-Gustav Strandenaes, Carolina Duque Chopitea, Minu Hemmati, Susanne Salz, Bernd Lakemeier, Laura Schmitz, and Jana Borkenhagen). Read More »

Russia launches space telescope

Russia launched a space telescope  from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, in a joint mission on Sunday with Germany intended to map X-rays across the sky and replace a project lost in January. Video posted on the website of the Roskosmos, the Russian space agency, showed a Proton-M rocket carrying the Spektr-RG taking off from the launch pad at Baikonur ... Read More »

NASA to open International Space Station to tourists from 2020

NASA said Friday it will open up the International Space Station for tourism and other business ventures as of next year, as it seeks to financially disengage from the orbiting research lab. “NASA is opening the International Space Station to commercial opportunities and marketing these opportunities as we’ve never done before,” NASA chief financial officer Jeff DeWit said in New ... Read More »

China conducts first sea-based space rocket launch

China launched a space rocket from sea for the first time yesterday, its space agency announced, the latest step in Beijing’s push to become a major space power. The Asian giant now spends more than Russia and Japan on its civil and military space programmes — unveiling ambitious plans for missions to the moon and beyond in the coming decade. ... Read More »

‘Dream Chaser’ to take crew, cargo to space

Cape Canaveral: It is the return of the shuttle – albeit in a somewhat smaller form. NASA has revealed a new ‘mini shuttle’ built by Sierra Nevada’s Corporation is about to begin its final testing, and will soon be delivering cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). Read More »