Russia’s Roscosmos and US company Space Adventures signed a new contract on the flight of two space tourists to the International Space Station (ISS) until late 2021 onboard one spacecraft, the state corporation told TASS on Tuesday.
NASA's Johnson Space Center invited Russian scientists to jointly develop a system of forecasting radiation hazards during solar flares to protect crew of US space agency’s prospective lunar-orbit space station Gateway, Mikhail Panasyuk, the head of the Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics at Lomonosov Moscow State University, said.
South Africa has won an extraordinary victory in space science, with the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) being selected by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector using African airspace.
NASA’s New Horizons explorer successfully ‘phoned home’ on Tuesday after a journey to the most distant world ever explored by humankind, a frozen rock at the edge of the Solar System that scientists hope will uncover secrets to its creation.
A study by US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has revealed that the best way to look for aliens in other parts of the cosmos is to look for ‘artefacts’ such as satellites orbiting other planets.
Although space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on Earth, and that are linked to cancers and heart problems, a US study suggests this does not significantly shorten their lives.