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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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The 6 Most Bizarre Things Discovered in Space

„Humanity has been looking out into space for thousands of years, and the most important thing we’ve discovered over that time is that everything is crazy weird out there, and it just keeps getting weirder. Here are some of the more baffling and often terrifying things that astronomers have found in recent years. If anything is […]

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Nasa: Image of an Galaxy Cluster

Now detected: The biggest Bang since the Big Bang

Now on „The greatly intriguing collisions of galaxy clusters create some of the biggest bangs in the universe since the Big Bang. Galaxy clusters are massive, dynamic systems that continue to evolve and that are very interesting to observe and investigate. Now, galaxy clusters pulled a new, bright act. The collision of two galaxy […]

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How ISS travels around the earth

„Does the ISS (International Space Station) also rotate along with Earth, or does it stay at one point in space? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller in the Flight Operations Directorate at […]

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History: Global Effort Building Space Station

The first elements of the International Space Station now have been in orbit for almost 19 years. Assembly of the largest spacecraft ever built was a global, cooperative effort and began with the STS-88 space shuttle mission in December 1998. The orbiting outpost now serves as a unique laboratory where teams from around the world are performing […]

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