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May 9, 2024

Sierra Space: Inflatable Habitats and the Future of Commercial Space Stations

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In the rapidly evolving landscape of space exploration, private companies are increasingly taking the lead. One company at the forefront of this commercial space revolution is Sierra Space. With its innovative inflatable habitat modules and ambitious plans, Sierra Space is poised to play a pivotal role in building the next generation of space stations and lunar habitats.

May 9, 2024

Billionaire’s 2nd SpaceX trip featuring spacewalk aims for early summer launch

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Billionaire Jared Issacman, who flew to space once with SpaceX, is already set for launch No. 2 in early summer.

The mission calls for new spacesuits introduced this past weekend designed so the can survive the plan to suck out all of the air of the spacecraft and allow Issacman and a crewmate to make the first commercial spacewalk in history.

Flying on the Crew Dragon Resilience again, the mission dubbed Polaris Dawn is the first of up to three flights Issacman wants to fly, culminating in what is supposed to be the first crewed mission of SpaceX’s Starship.

May 9, 2024

Sierra Space prepares to ship Dream Chaser to Florida

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WASHINGTON — Sierra Space says it has wrapped up a series of environmental tests of its Dream Chaser cargo spaceplane at a NASA facility in Ohio and is ready to ship the spacecraft to Florida for a launch later this year.

The company announced May 9 that the Dream Chaser spacecraft, named Tenacity, along with its Shooting Star cargo module, completed a series of shock, vibration and thermal vacuum tests in chambers at NASA’s Neil Armstrong Test Facility, the former Plum Brook Station in Ohio.

With the tests now complete, Dream Chaser and Shooting Star are ready to ship to the Kennedy Space Center, where the spacecraft will undergo some additional acoustic and electromagnetic testing. Workers will also complete installation of elements of its thermal protection system as well as do payload integration for its upcoming flight.

May 8, 2024

SpaceX’s new spacesuit has a futuristic head-up display

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The newest SpaceX spacesuit has increased mobility, a slimmer design, and even features a head-up display in the helmet.

May 7, 2024

SpaceX’s Next Starship: Critical Updates and Future Missions

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SpaceX’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of space travel is reflected in the constant evolution of Starship technology, with critical updates focused on enhancing control authority for future orbital missions and the potential for revolutionizing internet access in space Questions to inspire discussion What critic.

May 5, 2024

Cosmic Revelation: MIT Uncovers a New Space Molecule

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MIT ’s discovery of 2-methoxyethanol in space reveals new insights into the development of molecular complexity in space during star formation.

New research from the group of MIT Professor Brett McGuire has revealed the presence of a previously unknown molecule in space. The team’s open-access paper, “Rotational Spectrum and First Interstellar Detection of 2-Methoxyethanol Using ALMA Observations of NGC 6334I,” was published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.

Zachary T.P. Fried, a graduate student in the McGuire group and the lead author of the publication, worked to assemble a puzzle comprised of pieces collected from across the globe, extending beyond MIT to France, Florida, Virginia, and Copenhagen, to achieve this exciting discovery.

May 4, 2024

SpaceX’s Groundbreaking Advancements in Space Technology

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SpaceX is making significant advancements in their technology and preparations for future flights, including the potential game-changing horizontal tank setup and the bold move to catch the booster for Flight 5, marking a significant shift in the space launch industry Questions to inspire discussion What advancements i.

May 4, 2024

SpaceX Starship Program: Super Heavy Catch Attempt, IFT-4, and 144 Launch Goal

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SpaceX’s ambitious plans for the Starship program, including the potential Super Heavy catch attempt and the goal of 144 launches this year, could result in monumental leaps forward in the space industry, but the outcome is uncertain until it’s done Questions to inspire discussion What is SpaceX preparing for with the.

May 3, 2024

Study offers $2.1B plan to make room for SpaceX, other rocket company fleets at Port Canaveral

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More Space Coast rocket launches mean a crowded fleet of support ships are already pushing Port Canaveral’s limits. So the state commissioned a study that suggests a $2.1 billion solution to give companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin dedicated places to dock.

Space Florida, the state’s aerospace finance and development authority, released Thursday the Florida Spaceport System Maritime Intermodal Transportation Study that’s been in the works for more than a year.

“It was really important for us to make sure we had every stakeholder input throughout the process,” said Space Florida president and CEO Rob Long.

May 3, 2024

Chemist explores the real-world science of Star Wars

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A professor at the University of Warwick is exploring the chemistry of the galaxy far, far away this Star Wars Day, May the 4th.

Science fiction is meeting science fact, as Professor Alex Baker discusses the captivating inspiration real-world reactions have had on the Star Wars universe.

The chemist from the University of Warwick explores what may underpin the freezing of Han Solo, the colors of lightsabers, the reactions that power star ships and much more.

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