Key Facts and Timeline for SpaceX Crewed Dragon’s First Test Flight May 6 – Watch Live

Reported by Universe Today

The first critical test flight of SpaceX’s crewed Dragon that will soon launch American astronauts back to orbit and the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil is now less than two days away. The test flight – called the Pad Abort Test – is slated for the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 6, […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Tue, 05 May 2015 04:04:35 +0000

13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13, part 11: The Caution and Warning System

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To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, Universe Today is featuring “13 MORE Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. The air to ground transcript from the time of the explosion on Apollo 13 demonstrates the confusion of what was happening: Jim […]
  • By: Universe Today
  • On: Mon, 04 May 2015 21:36:57 +0000

This Is Your Brain in Deep Space: Could Cosmic Rays Threaten Mars Missions?

Reported by SPACE.com

Mice zapped with cosmic rays can incur brain damage, suggesting that astronauts' mental performance could suffer over time on deep-space missions to Mars and beyond, researchers say.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 04 May 2015 17:34:43 EDT

SpaceX's Dragon Crew Capsule to Get 1st Big Test This Week

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Dragon is scheduled to lift off at 7 a.m. EDT Wednesday from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to see how the capsule performs in the event of a problem during launch. You can watch the unmanned test live here on Space.com.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 04 May 2015 17:28:28 EDT

Is NASA Moving Toward a Hyperspace Drive?

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NASA has successfully tested electromagnetic propulsion in a hard vacuum for the first time.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 04 May 2015 16:57:05 EDT

NASA Authorization Bill Advances on Party Lines

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Sparks flew on Capitol Hill where a NASA authorization bill that recommends deep cuts for Earth science made it out of a sharply divided committee on a party line vote.
  • By: SPACE.com
  • On: Mon, 04 May 2015 16:14:36 EDT

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