Blue Origin and Sierra Space to build commercial “business park in space”

Blue Origin and Sierra Space have revealed plans to place a commercially developed, owned, launched, and operated open-system architecture space station called Orbital Reef into low-Earth orbit between 2025 and 2030.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, Sci… Continue reading Blue Origin and Sierra Space to build commercial “business park in space”

Lockheed Martin plans to build Starlab commercial space station by 2027

Lockheed Martin, Nanoracks, and Voyager Space have entered into a partnership to launch a permanently crewed commercial space station by 2027. Called Starlab, the semi-inflatable platform will be available to the US government and private industry.Cont… Continue reading Lockheed Martin plans to build Starlab commercial space station by 2027

90-year-old William Shatner becomes the oldest person to travel to space

Blue Origin has successfully completed its second human flight using its New Shepard launch vehicle, with the crew capsule safely touching down in the Texas desert on Wednesday afternoon local time. The RSS First Step mission sees another four astronau… Continue reading 90-year-old William Shatner becomes the oldest person to travel to space

Brain damage biomarkers detected in cosmonauts after long space jaunts

Striking new research investigating blood samples taken from Russian cosmonauts before and after long stints on the International Space Station (ISS) has revealed significant elevations of several biomarkers that could indicate brain damage. The study … Continue reading Brain damage biomarkers detected in cosmonauts after long space jaunts

SpaceX’s first all-private crewed space mission lifts off

The first all-private space mission has lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With a crew of four inside a Dragon Crew capsule, the Inspiration4 mission launched today at 8:03 pm EDT… Continue reading SpaceX’s first all-private crewed space mission lifts off

Hackaday Links: August 15, 2021

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Unless you’re in the market for a new car, household appliance, or game console, or if you’re involved in the manufacture of these things, chances are pretty good that the …read more Continue reading Hackaday Links: August 15, 2021

Blue Origin’s New Shepard flies passengers to space and back

Blue Origin has nailed the first human flight of New Shepard, taking company founder Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark, 82-year-old Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk and 18-year-old Oliver Daemen on a brief jaunt to space.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTag… Continue reading Blue Origin’s New Shepard flies passengers to space and back

This Group of Women Tried to Break into Astronaut Program in 1960s; One Just Made It

When Mary Wallace “Wally” Funk reached the boundary of space aboard the first crewed flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard capsule earlier today, it marked the end of a journey …read more Continue reading This Group of Women Tried to Break into Astronaut Program in 1960s; One Just Made It