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NASA funds development of an inflatable space robot

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The Brigham Young University Robotics (BYU) with the financial support of NASA Aerospace Agency and in collaboration with start-up Pneubotics are developing the inflatable robot King Louie (King Louis, named after the jungle cartoon of 1967). Instead of a metal structure, it uses inflatable bags, precise control of air pressure (supplied through a compressor) in […]

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In space, finally found traces of the very first molecules of the universe

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Scientists have long suspected that approximately 100,000 years after the Big Bang, helium and hydrogen combined to form the first molecule, helium hydride. This helped the universe begin to cool, which led to the formation of stars. However, despite decades of searching, scientists could not find helium hydride in space. Until now. Now helium hydride […]

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China will send a space probe to study the near-Earth asteroid and comet

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The sphere of interests of China in the conquest of space is expanding with each passing month. According to the Chinese news publication Xinhua, referring to representatives of the Chinese National Space Administration, China is preparing a new ambitious mission, whose task will be to study the new quasi-satellite of the Earth, the asteroid 2016 […]

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Private space business extends beyond Earth orbit

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Hopes for the first privately funded landing on the moon collapsed last Thursday: the Israeli spacecraft Bereshit crashed during the final descent. However, despite this disappointment, everything speaks of the beginning of a new stage in the exploration of private space beyond Earth orbit. The Israeli efforts were led by SpaceIL, a nonprofit organization that […]

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NASA: Space Travel Genetic Changes are Temporary

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For many years, the space agency NASA has studied the effects of space travel on the human body on the example of the twin astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly. From 2015 to 2016, Scott was at the International Space Station, while his brother Mark remained on Earth. After a while, researchers compared their health outcomes […]

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Private Israeli space module "Bereshit" went into orbit of the moon

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Israel became the seventh country in the world, which managed to deliver a spacecraft to the satellite of our planet. Six weeks after the moment and all the corrective maneuvers, the Bereshit module of a private Israeli company, SpaceIL, successfully turned on the engines, broke away from the Earth’s attraction, and went into lunar orbit. […]

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Russian space truck Progress set record for delivery of supplies to the ISS

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The Progress MS-11 cargo spacecraft with new supplies for the crew of the International Space Station reached the docking point in three hours and twenty-two minutes, setting a new record among similar missions in the history of the ISS, RIA Novosti reports. Moreover, the space truck got to the ISS two minutes faster than the […]

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