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2 female astronauts pleasantly remedied Trump midspacewalk after the president made a galling mistake

2 female astronauts pleasantly remedied Trump midspacewalk after the president made...

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The astronauts conducting the first all-female spacewalk in history paused their hourslong endeavor to take a congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump on Friday. In the conversation, the astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir wound up politely correcting the president about the history of women in space. "This is the first time for a…
NASA astronauts make history with very first all-female spacewalk

NASA astronauts make history with very first all-female spacewalk

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NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch pose for a photo together on the ISS. NASA Astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir stepped outside the International Space Station on Friday for the first ever all-woman spacewalk. Their work officially started at 4:38 a.m. PT. and concluded around 11:50 a.m. PT. NASA streamed it live. NASA…
Astronauts simply printed meat in area for the very first time– and it might alter the method we grow food in the world

Astronauts simply printed meat in area for the very first time–...

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Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station just printed meat in space for the first time. On September 25, the Israeli food-tech startup Aleph Farms loaded a spacecraft with vials of cow cells. When the cells arrived at the space station, cosmonauts fed them into a 3D printer, which produced thin steaks. The experiment is…
Astronauts make cement in area for the very first time

Astronauts make cement in area for the very first time

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European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst works on an experiment aboard the International Space Station looking into how cement reacts in space. NASA In the future, when humans live in and visit space, they're going to need places to stay and work. That calls for durable infrastructure such as concrete. For the first time, astronauts…
ISS astronauts reparked a spacecraft so Fedor the creepy robotic can arrive

ISS astronauts reparked a spacecraft so Fedor the creepy robotic can...

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One cosmonaut and two astronauts moved this Soyuz spacecraft from one ISS dock to another. NASA Fedor the humanoid robot is packed up tight in an uncrewed Soyuz MS-14 spacecraft, trailing along behind the International Space Station.¬† Fedor was already supposed to be docked to the ISS by now, but a faulty automated rendezvous component…
Watch NASA astronauts set up a dock adapter on the ISS throughout spacewalk

Watch NASA astronauts set up a dock adapter on the ISS...

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The International Space Station above the Earth. NASA The International Space Station is getting a new docking adapter. Astronauts worked to install a port for Boeing and SpaceX¬†commercial crewships during a spacewalk Wednesday that started at 8:27 a.m. PT, CBS News reported. The spacewalk is supposed to take about 6 and a half hours to…
An unexpected variety of NASA Astronauts originate from Ohio, the ‘birth place of air travel.’ Here are all the United States cities that produce the most astronauts.

An unexpected variety of NASA Astronauts originate from Ohio, the ‘birth...

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Only 355 people, alive or dead, have ever been able to say "I'm a NASA astronaut." NASA has 38 astronauts on deck ready to suit up right now in the astronaut corps, and another 317 Americans have either retired or died. The hard-to-get gig isn't just about being world famous and sitting in rocketships, though.…
Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

Mars astronauts may forestall muscle losing with pink wine antioxidant

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Resveratrol, a compound in red wine, could keep astronauts strong on Mars.¬† Sciepro/Science Photo Library The key to keeping humans strong on Mars could be found in red wine. A Harvard study published Thursday reported that resveratrol, a compound in blueberries and the skin of grapes (and, by extension, red wine) could preserve muscle mass…
Astronauts discuss why no one has actually checked out the moon in more than 45 years– and the factors are depressing

Astronauts discuss why no one has actually checked out the moon...

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Landing 12 people on the moon remains one of NASA's greatest achievements, if not the greatest. Astronauts collected rocks, took photos, performed experiments, planted flags, and then came home. But those stays during the Apollo program didn't establish a lasting human presence on the moon. More than 45 years after the most recent crewed moon…
Astronauts in area photographed a huge volcano appearing in the Pacific Ocean

Astronauts in area photographed a huge volcano appearing in the Pacific...

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For the first time in nearly a century, the Raikoke volcano in the Pacific Ocean erupted last week. Raikoke is located in the Kuril Islands, which are off the coast of Russia just north of Hokkaido, Japan. On June 22, a mushroom-shaped ash plume rocketed skyward from the maw of the volcano's 2,300-foot-wide crater. The…

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