International Space Station as Mars Mission Simulator

Why Not Use the Space Station as a Mars Mission Simulator? by Elisabeth Howell | „You’ve read about those long-duration simulations, where adventurers inside sealed habitats pretend to be on a voyage to Mars? A group of Italian researchers wants to turn the realism up a notch. They propose using part of the International Space Station […]

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Footage captures ‚fireball‘ falling to Earth

Footage recorded from the International Space Station spotted a fireball falling to Earth over the Atlantic Ocean off the west coast of South Africa earlier this month. The footage, a timelapse of photos captured by astronaut Paolo Nespoli, was released by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday and shows what’s been described as a […]

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Space Professionals: im Gespräch mit Thomas Reiter (ESA)

Wer sind die Macher hinter der ISS? Wer kümmert sich um die Versorgung am Boden, wer um die medizinische Versorgung der Astronauten, wer bestimmt was an Bord gemacht wird? In unser Serie „Space Professionals – the Astronauts“ stellen wir Euch jede Woche einen neuen Kopf hinter dem Betrieb und der Nutzung der ISS vor: Trainer, […]

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The space shuttle Challenger explodes after liftoff in 1986 (

Space Travel: Existential Questions

„The morning of January 27, 1967, Gus Grissom and his Apollo 1 crew put on their flight suits. Foil-clad, with breathing masks, they looked like a mid-century vision of the future brought to you by Reynolds Wrap. The crew of three were to perform a launch test that day, to see what it would be […]

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Nasa: Gene Expression Fireworks

„NASA’s Twins Study preliminary results have revealed that space travel causes an increase in methylation, the process of turning genes on and off, and additional knowledge in how that process works. “Some of the most exciting things that we’ve seen from looking at gene expression in space is that we really see an explosion, like […]

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