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Astronauts Conduct Bone and Optical Fiber Studies As Ax-3 Crew Nears Departure From Station

This high exposure photograph from the International Space Station shows Earth’s atmospheric glow and a starry sky as the orbital complex soared 258 miles above the Pacific Ocean northeast of Papua New Guinea. At left, are the station’s Nauka science module and the Prichal docking module, both from Roscosmos. Credit: NASAFour Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) astronauts continue waiting for favorable weather conditions before ending their stay at the International Space Station (ISS). Meanwhile, the seven-member Expedition 70 crew…

‘Gas Station Heroin’ Is a Dangerous and Often Contaminated Supplement

February 6, 20245 min readTianeptine, an addictive drug at high doses, is being sold as a dietary supplement in gas stations and convenient stores. But such products could be contaminated with metals, microorganisms or other undisclosed drugsBy C. Michael White & The Conversation USTianeptine is sold in the US under many brand names, but typically the pills are red and white or just red. The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research.The Food

Axiom Mission 3’s Departure From the Space Station Delayed Again

The SpaceX Dragon Freedom spacecraft carrying four Axiom MIssion 3 astronauts is pictured docked to the space station shortly after an orbital sunrise. Credit: NASA TVUnfavorable weather conditions have led NASA and its partners to postpone the February 6 undocking of Axiom Mission 3.NASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX are standing down from the Tuesday, February 6, undocking opportunity of Axiom Mission 3 from the International Space Station due to unfavorable weather conditions in the splashdown zone. Ax-3 was originally…

NASA Coverage of Axiom Mission 3 Departure From Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon Freedom spacecraft carrying the four-member Axiom Mission 3 (Ax-3) crew is pictured approaching the International Space Station 260 miles above China north of the Himalayas. Credit: NASAAxiom Mission 3’s return from the ISS, involving NASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX, has been delayed to February 5 due to weather. Live coverage of the undocking and return processes will be provided across multiple NASA platforms.Undocking DelayedNASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX now are targeting no earlier than Monday,…

TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe review: Cool and cooling

The TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe is a handy folding stand you can use to charge your best iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods anywhere, just plug it in and go. It comes with everything you need, including the charging cable and wall adapter for 15W MagSafe iPhone charging and 5W charging for your AirPods and Apple Watch. The Apple Watch charger detaches from the unit, so you can also use it plugged into a wall, your Mac, or a power bank.TORRAS 3-in-1 Charging Station with MagSafe: Price and availability(Image…

Cygnus Cargo Craft Arrives at Space Station As Private Astronauts Prepare for Return to Earth

The Canadarm2 robotic arm reaches out toward Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter, packed with more than 8,200 pounds of science experiments, crew supplies, and station hardware, for capture and installation to the International Space Station’s Unity module. Both spacecraft were orbiting 262 miles above the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Japan’s island of Hokkaido at the time of this photograph. Credit: NASAAs part of NASA’s commercial resupply services, Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus cargo craft arrived at the…

SpaceX’s Starship tapped to launch Starlab space station into orbit

Two ambitious space projects move ahead as Voyager Space and Airbus announce that the partners have selected SpaceX's Starship rocket to boost their Starlab space station into orbit sometime before the International Space Station (ISS) is abandoned.Scheduled for decommissioning in 2030, the ISS won't be replaced with an ISS II. Instead, the plan is to switch to a fleet of smaller, privately owned and operated orbital outposts. Starlab is one of these and is being developed by Starlab Space, which is a partnership between…

Cygnus Orbits Toward Space Station As Crews Conduct Biomedical Science and Physics Research

The Cygnus spacecraft, laden with scientific and crew supplies, is en route to the ISS. It will be received and installed by NASA engineers, followed by unloading and research activities. The Expedition 70 and Ax-3 crews are engaged in extensive research, health monitoring, and station maintenance, contributing to ongoing space exploration efforts. Credit: NASANorthrop Grumman’s Cygnus space freighter is orbiting Earth today carrying science and supplies to the International Space Station (ISS) for delivery on Thursday…

SpaceX’s Giant Starship Tapped to Launch Starlab’s Giant Steel Space Station

Starlab Space’s forthcoming space station is so big and heavy that only the formidable SpaceX Starship megarocket can launch it into orbit, but the one-time delivery option comes with distinct benefits.Astronomers Could Soon Get Warnings When SpaceX Satellites Threaten Their ViewStarlab Space, like several other commercial ventures, is racing to deliver a commercial space station to orbit in anticipation of the International Space Station’s retirement in 2030. The company, a joint venture between Colorado-based Voyager…

Voyager’s Starlab space station buys SpaceX Starship launch

An artist's rendering of the Starlab space station in low Earth orbit.Voyager Space / Starlab Space LLCA contract written in the stars.Private station Starlab will fly on a Starship rocket later this decade to get to orbit, the companies' developing both spacecraft announced on Wednesday.Starlab – being built by Voyager Space and Airbus through a joint venture, alongside partners including Northrop Grumman and Hilton – is planned to launch on a single mission of SpaceX's mammoth rocket.Starlab represents one of the…