the Swedish-american astronaut Jessica Meir to take their first steps into outer space on Friday, said the us space agency, Nasa.There will also be the first to helkvinnliga the shuttle, as she will be joined by Christina Koch, who had three in the past rymdvandringar.for Just joined the crew of the international space station (ISS) in september this year.The two of them will replace a faulty control unit which controls the transmission of power from a new lithium-ion battery.the Walk will start at 13.50 utc, and the work is expected to take approximately 5.5 hours.on the Spacewalk can be followed on Nasa's website.
In preparing to go into space, at least Virgin Galactic's private astronauts won't have to worry about what to wear.Virgin Galactic and Under Armour showed off their astronaut apparel Wednesday in Yonkers, New York, at an iFly Indoor Skydiving location.The total apparel package includes a base layer, footwear, spacesuit, and training suit, as well as a limited-edition astronaut jacket.The spacesuit itself is made of "lightweight flight-grade fabrics" that will help manage temperature and moisture.Branson even stepped into the tube in his suit, but didn't go airborne.Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides has said operations could actually start in spring 2020.
Following an announcement about their partnership earlier this year, Virgin Galactic and Under Armour have unveiled the apparel that will be worn by future space tourists who take trips via the private space company.The new spacewear, as the company calls it, includes a base layer, footwear, a training suit, and a spacesuit, as well as a limited edition ‘astronaut jacket.’Unlike the spacesuit recently unveiled by NASA, the new Under Armour line of spacewear is made specifically for private astronauts.The new apparel was made with both utility and comfort in mind, according to the space company, which says Under Armour used some of its existing technology combined with new tech to produce the clothing and suits.The company tapped experts across multiple fields as part of its work, including pilots, doctors, footwear designers, and more.The end result is a private spacesuit that features flight-grade lightweight materials alongside cushioned knees and elbows, plus footwear.
And space tourists wouldn't be roughing it out there in space like regular astronauts.Here's what it might be like to go to glamping in space — if you're wealthy enough.But space tourism isn’t the end goal for SpaceX, which tech mogul Elon Musk founded in 2002.Sources: Business Insider (1, 2)Musk is concerned about civilization as we know it today ending due to severe calamities, ranging from asteroid strikes to nuclear war or profound climate disruption.Kimi Talvitie; NASA; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider
NASA is working on new spacesuits that will be used to take astronauts into space and to the surface of the Moon and Mars.The red, white, and blue spacesuit is a prototype of the new Exploration Extravehicular Mobility Unit or xEMU.That spacesuit is worn in the photos and video below by Kristine Davis, a spacesuit engineer at the NASA Johnson Space Center.The orange spacesuit is called the Orion Crew Survival System suit and is worn by Dustin Gohmert, Orion Crew Survival Systems Project manager at the Johnson Space Center.The two new spacesuits are Artemis generation spacesuits.Artemis is the name for the mission to land the first woman and the next man on the Moon by 2024.
Samsung is going to offer consumers the opportunity to get their selfie in space.Thanks to the Galaxy S10 5G that the company has launched into the stratosphere.A high-pressure balloon with the size of half a basketball court (10.5m x 18m) will take off from a launch platform in South Dakota in the US to a height of 20 kilometers.With a special container that houses the Galaxy S10 smartphone.The Galaxy S10 5G will gravitate for 200 hours at the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere.The container design will allow obtaining the photos with the best quality.
The Voyagers 1 and 2 spacecraft measured the Sun sending a pulse like a “tsunami” into the interstellar medium, according to a new paper.The pulse, called a global merged interaction region, comprised solar emissions that combined and then crashed into the boundary between the region of the Sun’s influence and interstellar space.Since the Voyager missions were on either side of the boundary during this time, scientists were able to calculate properties of the disturbance, as well as previously unmeasured properties of the region of space called the heliosheath.“I’m so thankful about the timing,” Jamie Rankin, the study’s first author and a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University, told Gizmodo.“If we didn’t have [the Voyager missions] in these different environments, then we wouldn’t have been able to do this, and if the Sun hadn’t put out this huge event at the that time, then we wouldn’t have been able to do this.”Particles from the Sun influence a region called the heliosphere, which encompasses the solar system and space stretching far past Neptune.
If Elon Musk's rocket company succeeds in its grand vision to blanket Earth with broadband internet raining down from the heavens, space could eventually be swarming with SpaceX's Starlink satellites.The Federal Communications Commission has filed paperwork with the International Telecommunications Union for the operation of 30,000 small satellites in low-Earth orbits.ITU Chief of Space Services Alexandre Vallet, confirmed to CNET that the FCC submitted 20 filings of 1,500 satellites each on SpaceX's behalf.The ITU is an arm of the United Nations that allocates global spectrum and satellite orbits to help keep our complex communication networks running smoothly.Each country's regulators file on behalf of their satellite companies and operators, which is why the filings came via the FCC rather than from SpaceX.The filings come in addition to the 12,000 Starlink satellites previously approved by the FCC.
The concept of using an “elevator” to travel from Earth to space has been around for quite some time, with an early concept first proposed in 1959 by Russian engineer Yuri Artsutanov.NASA and space agencies in Japan and China have been working on this version of the space elevator for years.The Obayashi Corporation has promised to have its version up and running by 2050, estimated to cost $90 billion.Recently, a non-peer reviewed study by Zephyr Penoyre from the University of Cambridge and Emily Sandford at Columbia University theorized that not only is an “elevator” to the moon possible, but it can be built using current materials.As opposed to a cable stretching skyward anchored from the Earth, the cable proposed in the study runs from the moon down toward our planet, coming to an end and hanging in Earth’s geosynchronous orbit, 22,236 miles above the surface.This would place the cable out of danger zone of lower orbit, where it could be struck by satellites or space debris.
While his colleague, Yuri Gagarin, would go on to take the first historic flight into orbit, Leonov's trip to space would come on the two-man Voskhod 2, launched on 18 March 1965.The final mission of the Voskhod programme would see two cosmonauts garbed appropriately for a jaunt outside the spacecraft.First there were oxygen pressure issues then the pair realised that the automatic guidance system for re-entry was not working correctly.It would be another night before the cosmonauts were able to ski to a recovery zone.His own mission was dependent on the success of uncrewed Zond missions.The capsule depressurised just before re-entry, killing all the animal subjects onboard and a premature deployment of the parachutes led to a crash landing.
Elon Musk, founder of private space-faring company SpaceX, recently unveiled his new Starship craft.Musk has declared a fascinatingly short time line to achieve orbit with this rocket.He wants to build four or five versions of the vehicle in the next six months.However, there is a risk that microbe-ridden humans walking on the red planet could contaminate it with bugs from Earth.These were initiated by the Outer Space Treaty in 1967 and must be followed by anyone in the space industry, governmental or non-governmental entities alike.So while it is possible that it has a rigorous planetary protection plan in place behind the scenes, its public-facing content seems to suggest that pushing the boundaries of human exploration is more important than the consequences of that exploration.
Alexei Leonov, the first person to walk in space, passed away this week.The cosmonaut had been ill for some time following surgery and complications from diabetes, reports Russian state news agency RIA Novosti.Leonov flew on the crewed spacecraft Voskhod 2 with copilot Pavel Belyayev in March 1965; during that mission, he left the ship and spent just over 12 minutes in space, becoming the first astronaut to do so.As we previously reported, the spacewalk was a harrowing affair.Leonov’s body temperature spiked, and his spacesuit had inflated so much that he couldn’t control it.He attempted to deflate it, but the quick depressurisation nearly gave him the bends.
Astronauts have successfully grown a beef steak in space, holding out hope for longer space missions.Food company Aleph Farms announced on Monday that the experiment of growing meat in space, conducted on the Russian side of the International Space Station has been successful."In space, we don't have 10,000 or 15,000 liter (3962.58 gallon) of water available to produce one Kg (2.205 pound) of beef.This joint experiment marks a significant first step toward achieving our vision to ensure food security for generations to come, while preserving our natural resources.This keystone of human achievement in space follows Yuri Gagarin's success of becoming the first man to journey into outer space, and Neil Armstrong's 50th anniversary this year, celebrating the moment when the first man walked on space," Aleph Farms stated in an email statement to Slashgear.The company also uploaded a YouTube video on the subject.
with the investment are the us's Boeing for a minority stake in Virgin Galactic.Flygtillverkarens the motive for the investment is designed to drive the commercialization of outer space, states in a news release.But Virgin ceo George Whitesides, does not exclude that there may be further exchanges of views between the companies and the states, among other things, that the investment is ”as a catalyst for broader and deeper cooperation.”In July it was announced that Virgin Galactic, the company will be listed on the stock exchange in New York city at the end of is Hoped that the company will be able to bring in a capital of usd 800 million, equivalent to 8 billion euro per year.Virgin Galactic is said to aim at a valuation of around $ 1.5 billion in stock.