NASA currently uses centrifuges to force the gases out, but those machines are large and require significant mass, power, and maintenance. Meanwhile, the team has conducted experiments demonstrating magnets could achieve the same results in some cases.
According to Yuri Borisov, the new head of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos, the country will begin to form the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS) by that time, reports Tass news agency.
In an interview with the Rossiya-24 TV channel, Rogozin said that the decision on the timing of the end of Russia's participation in the ISS program has already been made, but will not be announced yet.
Washington: Five astronauts have been assigned to upcoming missions aboard the International Space Station, according to a NASA announcement on Wednesday. The five astronauts – Joe Acaba, Ricky Arnold, Nick Hague, Serena Aunon-Chancellor and Shannon Walker – all have begun training for missions launching later 2017 and throughout 2018, the US space agency said. These […]
Washington: The US space agency has replaced one of the astronauts assigned to fly on the first crewed test launch of a first-time Boeing capsule to take passengers to the International Space Station (ISS). NASA announced late Tuesday that astronaut Eric Boe will no longer fly on the mission owing to unspecified “medical reasons.” NASA […]
London: After cultivating lettuce in space three years ago, crew members aboard the International Space Station could be growing beans in 2021, new research suggests. The beans could be planted in high-tech planters developed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). The planters can regulate all the water, nutrients, gas and air the […]
Washington: Two Russian cosmonauts will go for a six-hour-long spacewalk on Tuesday to check a hole in the external hull of the Soyuz MS-09 spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station (ISS). Oleg Kononenko and Sergey Prokopyev of Russian space agency Roscosmos are scheduled to begin their spacewalk at 11 am EST, NASA said. […]
Washington: Three space travellers, including two astronauts on their first flight, are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on Monday for a six-and-a-half month mission, NASA said. The launch comes less than two months after a booster failure forced a Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin and US astronaut Nick Hague […]
Washington: NASA is planning to send small devices containing human cells in a 3D matrix — known as tissue chips or organs-on-chips — to the International Space Station (ISS) to test how they respond to stress, drugs and genetic changes. Made of flexible plastic, tissue chips have ports and channels to provide nutrients and oxygen […]
Washington: The first human spaceflight aboard a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019, while a flight on a Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019, NASA said. It is the first crewed mission by the US since the retirement of the space shuttle […]
Washington: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are conducting a blood cell experiment which may improve treatments for cancer, the media reported. In a new video published by the US space agency as part of the AngieX Cancer Therapy study, the team led by NASA astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor were shown examining endothelial cells that […]
Washington: Tupperware, a household name when it comes to keeping food fresh, is now helping NASA improve astronauts’ diet with its airtight plastic containers at the International Space Station (ISS). Since 2015, NASA astronauts have supplemented their space diet with fresh greens grown in the Vegetable Production System known as “Veggie” on the ISS. One […]
Washington: NASA has postponed the second planned spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled for this week to mid-February, after developing a software patch for a glitch that two astronauts had expected to fix during the first spacewalk. Astronauts Mark Vande Hei from NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency — crew […]
Washington: A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a team of three astronauts from the US, Russia and Japan blasted off for the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The capsule with the three crew members — NASA’s Scott Tingle, Anton Shkaplerov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos and Norishige Kanai […]
Washington: As collection of space data increases, NASA is exploring the infusion of Artificial Intelligence (AI) into space communications networks to meet demand and increase efficiency. Software-defined radios like cognitive radio use AI to employ underutilised portions of the electromagnetic spectrum without human intervention. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) permits a cognitive radio to use […]