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NASA fails to inflate expandable BEAM module on ISS

NASA fails to inflate expandable BEAM module on ISS The space habitats humans have used thus far have, for the most part, gone into orbit fully formed.The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) is an experimental inflatable habitat constructed by Bigelow Aerospace that made its way to the ISS on the SpaceX resupply mission in April (when SpaceX also nailed its first drone ship landing).

Astronauts enter new BEAM inflatable module on ISS for first time

That was the case when NASA deployed the BEAM inflatable habitat module on the International Space Station last week.Now, the first humans have entered the first inflatable habitat in space.

GM-NASA RoboGlove amplifies grip of astronauts, factory workers

GM-NASA RoboGlove amplifies grip of astronauts, factory workers A joint venture by General Motors and NASA to create a “RoboGlove” that amplifies hand strength for astronauts in space is coming down to earth.Where the tool would need, say, 15-20 pounds of pressure to hold a work tool, the user needs to apply just 5-10 pounds.

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens

NASA’s new DNA sequencer on the ISS could be used on aliens The regular resupply missions to the International Space Station include the basics like food, but all sorts of new science toys as well.In the Dragon capsule that docked with the station several days ago, there was one particularly interesting device — a DNA sequencer.

NASA orders second manned ISS mission from SpaceX

NASA orders second manned ISS mission from SpaceX NASA has confirmed that it is ordering a second manned flight to the space station from the private space firm headed by Elon Musk.It has already secured two manned launches to the ISS.

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX

This week in space: Hubble's successor is complete, NASA tussles with SpaceX The JWST is the successor to Hubble, and now that it’s done with construction, it’s supposed to launch in 2018.Another advisory committee at NASA has a bone to pick with SpaceX’s launch procedures, too.

Japanese spacecraft will test space junk collector on its way to the ISS

Japanese spacecraft will test space junk collector on its way to the ISS This has led to a problem with accumulating space junk, which can be serious hazards for future space missions.Japan has launched the Kounotori 6 spacecraft on its way to the International Space Station, but this cargo vessel has a dual purpose.

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants

The year in space: Supernovas, gravitational waves, theoretical planets, and Hammer pants The Great Observatory is still going strong after its 2009 tuneup, and now the Space Telescope Science Institute has a little bit more scratch to keep the Hubble project running until 2021.This year, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit around our planet.

A new space firm plans a commercial station to take over for the ISS

A new space firm plans a commercial station to take over for the ISS The International Space Station is getting on in years, and at some point in the next decade we’re going to learn the date of its shutdown.A new company called Axiom Space has a plan to launch a commercial space station in the next few years, which would get its start as a module attached to the ISS.

Private space firm wants to reuse parts of the International Space Station

Private space firm wants to reuse parts of the International Space Station The International Space Station (ISS) was first launched in 1998, but it took a number of years and multiple launches to get all the pieces in place.The plan is to de-orbit it over the ocean and let it burn up, but a private space firm called Axiom is proposing cannibalizing the ISS to reuse some of those parts when the time comes.

NASA are real winners of the Super Bowl with longest Hail Mary pass ever

NASA are real winners of the Super Bowl with longest Hail Mary pass ever Because, yes, space geeks love sports, too, astronauts on the International Space Station decided to join in the Super Bowl fun and set up what they're calling "the longest Hail Mary pass ever." One of the ISS crew members threw a pass the length of the interior cabin with perfect spin, which the crew humorously claimed traveled 564,664 yards.

SpaceX is delivering a lethal superbug to the ISS (it’s OK, the astronauts know about it)

SpaceX is delivering a lethal superbug to the ISS (it’s OK, the astronauts know about it) SpaceX is just days away from launching a dangerous bacterium toward the International Space Station (ISS).Fortunately the folks aboard the ISS know about it, and will be ready to receive it when it arrives next week.

Fancy a trip to space? A smartphone game could get you there for free

Fancy a trip to space? A smartphone game could get you there for free This is the extraordinary offer recently announced by a Finnish space industry company, and here’s the fun bit: A smartphone game will be key to getting you there.The mission is the brainchild of space media company Cohu Experience, which has designed the plan with space commercialization company Axiom Space and two education firms, GeekTime reported.

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing

SpaceX's historic rocket launch Saturday could end in another dramatic landing On Saturday, SpaceX is expected to make history by launching its first Falcon 9 rocket from historic launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.If all goes according to plan, the Falcon 9 will launch an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship loaded down with astronaut supplies and experiments on its way to the International Space Station at 10:01 a.

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions

NASA secures up to five more seats on Russian Soyuz missions Russia recently decided to lower its ISS crew complement from three to two cosmonauts, which freed up some spots.In the event these spacecraft are not ready by 2019, NASA will have those three extra seats available for purchase.

NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS

NASA plans to create coldest spot in the universe on ISS This device will head up to the International Space Station later this year where it will create the coldest spot in the known universe.Scientists are not aware of any natural phenomenon that can lower temperatures to this level, meaning the CAL could be the coldest thing in the universe.

This is probably the only way you'll ever get to visit the Space Station, but it's pretty damn good

This is probably the only way you'll ever get to visit the Space Station, but it's pretty damn good We never tire of seeing amazing new footage from the International Space Station (ISS), but it would be even better if most of us could get a VIP ticket to visit.Produced by Los Angeles-based studio Magnopus, the experience was developed in collaboration with NASA, the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency.

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality

NASA ISS Astronauts Train in Augmented Reality A new mixed-reality simulator lets International Space Station crew members hone their skills on the ground before rocketing into low Earth orbit.“At a fundamental level, training our astronauts to explore space is a lot like a game,” he continued.