NASA aims to replace ISS with one or more commercial space station by 2030

The US space agency is planning to replace the International Space Station (ISS) with one or more commercial space stations by 2030. NASA’s auditing body, the Office of Audits, has produced a report detailing the agency’s commitment to replace the orbiting lab with commercial space stations. Astronauts have lived and worked onboard the ISS orbiting … Read more

A Chinese cosmonaut participated in a space walk for the first time

Wang Yaping orbiting the Earth is one of three people currently living on the Chinese seed space station. Their mission – Shenzhou 13 – was launched on October 16 with the launch of the Chang Zheng 2F rocket (from the Jiuquan cosmodrome in China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region). The second shift started in this way … Read more

Plan to build the first commercial space station. Companies join forces

A consortium of entities associated with the Nanoracks company will be responsible for the planned construction of the first independent space station with commercial use (called Starlab). Voyager Space and Lockheed Martin have so far confirmed their commitment to cooperation. Starlab is to be a permanently manned 340 cubic meter orbital platform designed to conduct … Read more

Commencement of the second manned shift on the Tianhe station module

On Saturday, October 16, after more than six hours of flight, the manned ship Shenzhou 13 with a team of three – consisting of a woman and two men – reached the nucleus of the emerging Chinese space station Tiangong. The state CMSA Crew Expedition Agency confirmed the successful course of the flight and the … Read more

NASA astronaut, Mass. native rooting for ‘good ball game’ in ALCS between Red Sox, Astros

NASA astronaut, Mass. native rooting for ‘good ball game’ in ALCS between Red Sox, Astros Updated: 11:30 AM EDT Oct 16, 2021 Hide Transcript Show Transcript Sox fans maybe down after last night’s loss but over the moon with the teams postseason so far. Uh the I opener’s dug me and live with a view … Read more

Chinese space station “in high gear”. After the return of the crew – the commencement of the cargo mission

After the recent final of the Shenzhou-12 mission with a crew of three on board, which had occupied the seed module of the Chinese space station for three months, another ship (this time unmanned) flew towards the facility being expanded. The Chinese supplier quickly reached and nailed (on the same day – on Monday, September … Read more

Successful return of cosmonauts from the new Chinese space station

Chinese astronauts Nie Haisheng, Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo returned from space on September 17 at 13:34 local time (7:34 in Poland), landing in the Gobi Desert in the northern part of China. Their mission was crowned after 90 days spent on the emerging Tiangong space station (translated into Polish – “Heavenly Palace”). On the … Read more

The second Chinese space walk from the new station module

Two crew members – Nie Haisheng and Liu Boming – took part in the second of the space walks performed so far from the latest Chinese Tianhe-1 station module (settled after the Shenzhou-12 manned mission). The launch of the action took place on August 20, 2021 at approx. 2:38 CEST. During the nearly six-hour walk … Read more

Chinese cosmonauts’ space walk. The first to board the new station

Cosmonauts Liu Boming and Tang Hongbo are the first Chinese citizens in 13 years to go out into the open space. Their space walk was shown on state television. The third participant of the mission, commander Nie Haisheng, stayed inside the Tianhe station module at that time. The harmony of the heavens), operating robotic equipment. … Read more