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russia may send a robot 'crew' to space in 2019




according to defense one, the fedor androids will, in an unprecedented move, fly on the unmanned soyuz spacecraft not as cargo, but as crew members. the roscosmos space agency has reportedly given the flight its preliminary approval. we've reached out for further confirmation on this front.fedor, an...



crew from germany, us, russia board iss




two astronauts and a cosmonaut docked with the international space station on friday and joined the current crew after blasting off two days earlier, russia's space agency roscosmos said.



this floating ai robot is headed to the iss: 5 things to know




a spacex dragon capsule is carrying a new cache of items to the international space station, among them being a small spherical robot named cimon. designed as a companion for researchers located on the iss, cimon will float around the space station as a “cyber colleague” that uses artificial int...



putin pledges russian mars mission in 2019, ahead of musk and trump




russia will launch a mission to mars next year, president vladimir putin promised in a documentary published on the eve of presidential elections that he is widely expected to win. putin’s promise comes days after california-based entrepreneur elon musk announced plans for his private company to ...



russia sends cargo to space station with record speed




a russian spacecraft has set a new speed record for sending cargo to the international space station (iss).russian freighters and spacecraft carrying crews usually take at least six hours and four orbits around earth to reach the space station. elon musk’s spacex dragon commercial cargo supplier a...



mit csail's origami-bot wears foldable exosuits




the shape of the exoskeleton dictates the robot's means of locomotion -- the structure moves by controlling primer using magnets, but it can fly when it's a glider, roll when it turns into a wheel-like structure and float on water when it's a boat. it can also simply dive into a body of water to loo...



puffer: jpl's pop-up exploring robot




it costs a stupendous amount of money to send something from the surface of earth to the surface of mars, and there are severe limits on the volume and mass that you can send at any one time. in order to stuff the maximum amount of science into the minimum amount of space, nasa has had to get creati...



puffer: jpl's pop-up exploring robot




it costs a stupendous amount of money to send something from the surface of earth to the surface of mars, and there are severe limits on the volume and mass that you can send at any one time. in order to stuff the maximum amount of science into the minimum amount of space, nasa has had to get creati...



japan's space robot will steal your heart from the iss




japan’s space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera that looks like something from wall-e, and it is live on the international space station right now. the camera, which is called int-ball, comes from the japan aerospace exploration agency, and it qualifies as a camera drone of sorts. despite ...



cimon the floating robot head brings ai to the iss




the folks at airbus and ibm will bring a crew interactive mobile companion (cimon) disembodied robot head to the international space station this summer. this robot head was never really attached to a robot body – it was built specifically for the iss – and a free-floating environment in which i...



three-man crew reaches international space station




u.s. astronaut randy bresnik, right, russian cosmonaut sergey ryazanskiy, centre, italian astronaut paolo nespoli, members of the main crew of the expedition to the international space station (iss), walk prior the launch of soyuz ms-05 space ship at the russian leased baikonur cosmodrome, kazakhsta...



nasa tests origami-inspired robot that may one day explore mars




it costs a stupendous amount of money to send something from the surface of earth to the surface of mars, and there are severe limits on the volume and mass that you can send at any one time. in order to stuff the maximum amount of science into the minimum amount of space, nasa has had to get creati...



nasa may extend iss stays following crew vehicle delays




speaking in front of the commerce, justice and science subcommittee of the house appropriations committee, lightfoot said, "one thing we have is a great relationship with our russians partners, and we're looking at other alternatives about potentially extending mission duration for the current missi...



spacex is one step closer to launching astronauts into space




whether spacex and nasa can stick to this schedule remains to be seen. now that the spacecraft is at the cape, it will be integrated with a falcon 9 rocket and undergo final launch testing and preparations. the actual launch schedule will be determined both by the results of those tests, as well as ...



space jam




despite being the world’s premier space superpower, america hasn’t launched astronauts into space from its own soil in seven years. for the 30 years before that, we launched astronauts from our own turf via our space shuttle program, but nasa retired the program in 2011 when the government decid...



boeing, spacex delays have nasa scrambling for crew contingency plan




the us government accountability office (gao) has released a new report detailing the nasa commercial crew program and delays its two contracted companies, boeing and spacex, are experiencing. both space companies are behind schedule, with the report revealing that nasa anticipates boeing being slig...



gao expects delays in spacex and boeing astronaut flight certification




according to william gerstenmaier, the associate administrator for the human exploration and operations directorate at nasa who also testified at the hearing, the us is currently covered through fall of 2019, thanks to seats we've purchased on russian soyuz rockets. after that, though, it becomes a ...



crew of three docks at international space station




a three-man space crew made up of american and japanese rookie astronauts and an experienced russian cosmonaut successfully docked at the international space station to begin a six-month mission tuesday.



elon musk shares spacex crew dragon capsule test images




elon musk is on twitter and he is sharing out some images of spacex hardware in testing. the image shows the spacex crew dragon spacecraft undergoing testing inside of an anechoic chamber. if you are wondering, an anechoic chamber is a room described as one of the quietest places on the planet.the r...



nasa’s internal schedule for the commercial crew program is pretty grim




enlarge/ despite her smiles here, nasa's commercial crew program manager has concerns about schedules for boeing and spacex.nasashare this storypublicly, both boeing and spacex maintain that they will fly demonstration missions by the end of this year that carry astronauts to the international space...



presstv-rocket blasts off carrying new crew to iss




a crew of astronauts blasted off on wednesday on board a soyuz capsule headed for the international space station.the rocket carrying the soyuz capsule launched from the baikonur cosmodrome in kazakhstan at 1:44 p.m. edt (11:44 p.m. baikonur time).nasa astronauts drew feustel and ricky arnold and ol...



russia ordered to pay €5.4m compensation in greenpeace case




russia has been ordered to pay some €5.4m in compensation for the 2013 arctic sunrise incident, in which russia bordered the greenpeace ship and arrested its crew of 30.the permanent court of arbitration in the hague said russia had broken its international obligations by boarding the ship in sept...



study examines effects of spaceflight on immune system




getting sick isn't fun for anyone, but it could be especially taxing for crew members aboard the international space station. protecting crew health is important as nasa prepares for long duration, deep-space missions. functional immune, a new investigation taking place in the orbiting laboratory, s...



russia ordered to pay €5.4m compensation in greenpeace case




russia has been ordered to pay some €5.4m in compensation for the 2013 arctic sunrise incident, in which russia boarded the greenpeace ship and arrested its crew of 30.the permanent court of arbitration in the hague said russia had broken its international obligations by boarding the ship in septe...



internally, nasa believes boeing ahead of spacex in commercial crew




enlarge/ an artist's view of the starliner spacecraft en route to the international space station.boeingshare this storyone of the biggest rivalries in the modern aerospace industry is between boeing and spacex. despite their radically different cultures, the aerospace giant and the smaller upstart ...