Day: April 11, 2019

SpaceX – ARABSAT-6A Mission Success

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SpaceX – Falcon Heavy / ArabSat-6A Mission patch. April 11, 2019 Falcon Heavy carrying Arabsat 6A launch (Illustration) On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA�s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. ARABSAT-6A MISSION […]

More Brain and Breath Studies Top Research on Station Today

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ISS – Expedition 59 Mission patch. April 11, 2019 The Expedition 59 crew continued more brain and breath research aboard the International Space Station today. Along with a variety of other life science activities, the crew also filmed a virtual reality experience inside the station. NASA is planning longer human missions, farther out in space […]

An Anti-aging Antidote for Arteries

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ISS – International Space Station logo. April 11, 2019 When astronauts return to Earth, their carotid arteries, which carry blood to the head and neck, appear to have aged 20 to 30 years. Artery walls become stiffer and thicker in space, the same as when people grow older on Earth. Arterial and other aging-related changes […]

Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon During Landing Attempt

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SpaceIL – Google Lunar XPrize Mission patch. April 11, 2019 Israel’s first moon lander came up just short in its historic touchdown bid this afternoon (April 11). The robotic Beresheet spacecraft, built by SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), aimed to become the first Israeli craft, and the first privately funded mission, ever to land […]

NASA�s Landmark Twins Study Reveals Resilience of Human Body in Space

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ISS – The Twins Study patch. April 11, 2019 Results from NASA�s landmark Twins Study, which took place from 2015-2016, were published Thursday in Science. The integrated paper � encompassing work from 10 research teams � reveals some interesting, surprising and reassuring data about how one human body adapted to � and recovered from � […]

NASA Invests in Potentially Revolutionary Tech Concepts

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NASA logo. April 11, 2019 Smart spacesuits and solar surfing may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but they are just two of the technology concepts NASA has selected for further research as part of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. The program will fund 18 studies to determine the feasibility of early-stage […]