Pregnancy in space: studying stem cells in zero gravity may determine whether it’s safe

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Joanna Bridger (opens in new tab)Director of the Center for Genome Engineering and Maintenance (CenGEM), Professor of Genome Organisation, Brunel University LondonEmmanouil Karteris (opens in new tab)Reader in Biomedical Sciences, Brunel University … Read more

World Space Week centers space sustainability for this year’s events

Humanity’s role in space exploration is once again being celebrated. The 2022 edition of World Space Week starts Tuesday (Oct. 4), with events highlighting the theme “Space and Sustainability.” The week is timed with the 65th anniversary of the Sputnik launch from the Soviet Union, which became the first human-made object in orbit on Oct. … Read more

Lego International Space Station review

We can imagine that 21321 International Space Station (ISS) might be a divisive set among Lego collectors (we’re emphasizing ‘collector’ because this is one of those sets that’s definitely not a toy). Essential info: Price: $69.99/£59.99 Model number: 21321 Pieces: 864 Finished dimensions: 51cm x 20cm x 31cm Recommended age: 16+ For the spaceflight fans, … Read more

‘Quantum Leap’ showrunner, tech advisor on recreating space shuttle

It could probably go without saying, but just for the record, the space shuttle mission shown on ‘Quantum Leap’ (opens in new tab) did not happen. As first aired on Monday (Sept. 26) on NBC and now streaming on Peacock, the episode “Atlantis” had Ben Song (Raymond Lee) join the crew of the space shuttle … Read more

Chinese Companies are Planning to Offer Space Tourism Flights by 2025

One of the more famous features of Space Age 2.0 is the rise of the commercial space industry, also known as “NewSpace.” While the space agencies of the world plan to send astronauts back to the Moon (this time, to stay), crewed missions to Mars, and robotic missions to every corner of the Solar System, … Read more

NASA astronaut launches to space station aboard Russian rocket – Spaceflight Now

STORY WRITTEN FOR CBS NEWS & USED WITH PERMISSION A Soyuz rocket lifts off Sept. 21 with a crew of three heading for the International Space Station. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls Despite severely strained US-Russian foreign relations, an American astronaut joined two Russian cosmonauts aboard a Soyuz spacecraft in Kazakhstan and rocketed into orbit Wednesday on … Read more

Space station gets 3 new residents after Russian launch

The Soyuz-2.1a rocket booster with Soyuz MS-22 space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2022. The Russian rocket carries NASA astronaut Frank Rubio, Roscosmos cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin. Credit: AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky The International Space Station … Read more

Canada eyes new astronaut flights with Axiom Space

Canadian astronauts may have a new pathway to exploring space. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) may fly hardware and astronauts aboard SpaceX spacecraft in the not-too-distant future, under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) brokered with Houston-based company Axiom Space that was announced (opens in new tab) on Wednesday (Sept. 21). The MOU means that potentially, … Read more

Live long and prosper: A space traveler’s dilemma?

Space medical scientists are pushing for the development of an international database on long-term health effects of spaceflight. This is essential for protecting the health and performance of current and future crew members of all nationalities, as well as defining the long-term health consequences for retired crew members across the globe. That said, there are … Read more