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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.

It sounds crazy, but NASA is seriously growing space crystals to help make better drugs

It sounds crazy, but NASA is seriously growing space crystals to help make better drugs In order to efficiently design drugs, chemists must first understand the structure of the proteins the drugs are intended to interact with.By growing higher-quality crystals in space, researchers may be able to unravel the complexities of some of these proteins and adapt their crystal-growing methods to create better blueprints.

Russia adds gun slinging to its humanoid space robot's list of helpful skills

Russia adds gun slinging to its humanoid space robot's list of helpful skills Just in time for the rise in global military tensions, Russian officials have released video that's sure to calm fears all around: a death dealing humanoid robot that shoots handguns.Posted to Twitter on Friday by Russia's deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, the video shows the country's space robot FEDOR (Final Experimental Demonstration Object Research) accurately shooting twin pistols in a scene chillingly similar to images from The Terminator.

Space is a 'burrito of awesomeness' says our new favorite astronaut

Space is a 'burrito of awesomeness' says our new favorite astronaut Just ask NASA astronaut Jack Fischer, who just flew in space for the very first time.After arriving safe and sound at the International Space Station on Thursday, his words — like Neil Armstrong's "one giant leap for mankind"— will surely inspire future generations of astronauts.

ISS Design Challenge Winner 3D-Printed in Space

ISS Design Challenge Winner 3D-Printed in Space Winner of the Mouser Electronics International Space Station Design Challenge, his 3D-printed femto satellite launcher is now in orbit, ready for use by onboard astronauts.“The heart of this challenge was ‘innovation,’ and Andy’s femto satellite-launching device embodies forward-thinking design.

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space

Mostly NASA, Lightly Salted With a Spy Satellite: This Week in Space Next up for the Falcon 9 is a May 15 mission to put an Inmarsat communications satellite in orbit.At the end of the month, SpaceX is also slated to send a CRS Dragon to the International Space Station.

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets

This Week in Space: the ISS, a Heavy Rocket, and a Dance of Alien Planets com, Aldrin remarked that “We must retire the ISS as soon as possible…We simply cannot afford $3.Now SpaceX has successfully tested the rocket module at the core of the upcoming Falcon Heavy as well.