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Lego made an International Space Station kit, including Space Shuttle and robotic arm

Lego made an International Space Station kit, including Space Shuttle and robotic arm Lego is releasing an official International Space Station kit, which includes a scale model of the orbital platform, along with a miniature dockable Space Shuttle, a deployable satellite and two astronaut minifigurines. The kit is made up of 864 […]

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Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch

Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. We’re off and running with good milestones achieved for NASA’s commercial crew program, which means it’s more likely than […]

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Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test

Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket today, in a crucial test of the human-rated spacecraft’s In-Flight Abort (IFA) system. This safety feature will separate the Crew Dragon from the Falcon 9 […]

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Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation

Max Q: SpaceX starts building out its production Starlink constellation There’s literally a lot more stuff in space than there was last week – or at least, the number of active human-made satellites in Earth’s orbit has gone up quite a bit, thanks to the launch of SpaceX’s first 60 production Starlink […]

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Virgin Galactic begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ for first paying customers

Virgin Galactic begins ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ for first paying customers Virgin Galactic has begun its ‘Astronaut Readiness Program’ this week, which is being run out of Under Armour Global HQ to start. Under Armour is Virgin Galactic’s partner on its official astronaut uniforms, which its first paying space tourists will don on […]

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SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static test fire

SpaceX completes key Crew Dragon launch system static test fire SpaceX has confirmed that it ran a static’s fire test of its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule launch escape system. That’s a key step that it needed to run, and one that is under especially high scrutiny since a static fire of its […]

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Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts

Airstream’s new Astrovan II is ready to move the first Boeing commercial crew astronauts NASA and its commercial astronaut program partners are laser-focused on getting crew into space, but to get to space you first have to get to the rocket, and that’s where the Airstream Astrovan II comes in. This vehicle, […]

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Max-Q: This week in space

Max-Q: This week in space Space is becoming a major area of startup and commercial investment, and so I’ve decided to start providing a weekly round-up of the biggest news in aerospace, space science and space-related technologies. Let me know if you appreciate this or have suggestions, and I’ll make sure it […]

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Watch NASA’s first ever all-woman spacewalk live

Watch NASA’s first ever all-woman spacewalk live NASA astronauts Christina H Koch and Jessica Meir will make history this morning, as they take part in the first ever spacewalk in the agency’s history featuring only women. The two astronauts will be venturing outside of the International Space Station in order to effect […]

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Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues

Bosch’s new ‘ear’ for the Space Station’s Astrobee robot will let it ‘hear’ potential mechanical issues Bosch is set to launch a new AI-based sensor system to the International Space Station that could change the way astronauts and ground crew monitor the ISS’s continued healthy operation. The so-called “SoundSee” module will be […]

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