Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 06.06.2019

Front Page / Titelseite

Mars – NASA InSight

Robotic arm will raise the support structure and help the Mole hammer

new plan to support the German Aerospace Center (DLR) Mars ‘Mole’ that is part of NASA’s InSight mission. The Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3) Mole is a self-driving penetrator that has hammered itself into the Martian subsurface to a depth of approximately 30 centimetres.

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Common Questions about InSight’s ‚Mole‘ – NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

There’s a new plan to get InSight’s „mole“ moving again. The following Q&As with two members of the team answer some of the most common questions about the burrowing device, part of a science instrument called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3).

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via NASA’s InSight Mars Lander https://mars.nasa.gov

InSight’s Team Tries New Strategy to Help the ‚Mole‘

Scientists and engineers have a new plan for getting NASA InSight’s heat probe, also known as the „mole,“ digging again on Mars. Part of an instrument called the Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package (HP3), the mole is a self-hammering spike designed to dig as much as 16 feet (5 meters) below the surface and record temperature.

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Robotischer Arm soll Gehäuse anheben und Maulwurf beim Hämmern helfen

Es gibt einen neuen Plan, um den Marsmaulwurf des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) auf der NASA-Mission InSight zu unterstützen. Der Maulwurf HP3 ist eine Art selbstschlagender Nagel, der bisher etwa 30 Zentimeter tief in den Marsboden vorgedrungen ist.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://www.dlr.de/dlr/

So soll der Mars-Maulwurf doch noch buddeln

Seit Ende Februar steht ein Experiment deutscher Forscher auf dem Mars still: Beim Versuch, sich ins Gestein zu hämmern, war es zu Problemen gekommen. Nun gibt es eine Strategie, wie es doch noch klappen soll.

read more … https://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/weltall/hp3-auf-insight-mars-maulwurf-soll-doch-noch-buddeln-a-1271066.html

Mars

The radiation showstopper for Mars exploration

An astronaut on a mission to Mars could receive radiation doses up to 700 times higher than on our planet – a major showstopper for the safe exploration of our Solar System. A team of European experts is working with ESA to protect the health of future crews on their way to the Moon and beyond.

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via European Space Agency

A European mission control for the martian rover

The ExoMars rover has a brand new control centre in one of Europe’s largest Mars yards. The Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) was inaugurated today in Turin, Italy, ahead of the rover’s exploration adventure on the Red Planet in 2021.

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ESA Prepares for ExoMars Rover 2020 Launch at Mars and on Earth

Preparations for the ExoMars rover mission are in their final stages. ESA made two announcements today: ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter is shifting orbit, and they officially opened a new Rover Operations Control Centre (ROCC) in Turin, Italy.

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China’s First Mars Spacecraft Undergoing Integration for 2020 Launch

China remains on schedule to ready its first independent mission to Mars in time for a short launch window in mid-2020, according to a leading space official.

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NASA Still Aiming for 2020 First Launch of Space Launch System Megarocket

NASA believes it is still possible to perform the first launch of the Space Launch System before the end of 2020.

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Concerns regarding SpaceX’s StarLink Satellites / Bedenken aus der Forschung zu den SpaceX StarLink Satelliten

What To Do About Those Lights In The Sky

„if we let Silicon Valley disrupt the night sky, we will never get it back.“

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SpaceX’s StarLink – IAU Statement on Satellite Constellations

Over the past decades, considerable effort has gone into designing, building, and deploying satellites for many important purposes. Recently networks, known as satellite constellations, have been deployed and are planned in ever greater numbers in mainly low-Earth orbits for a variety of purposes, including providing communication services to underserved or remote areas [1]. Until this year, the number of such satellites was below 200, but that number is now increasing rapidly, with plans to deploy potentially tens of thousands of them. In that event, satellite constellations will soon outnumber all previously launched satellites.

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Here’s Why Astronomers Are So Worried About SpaceX’s Planned ‚Megaconstellation‘

SpaceX put 60 bright satellites in space May 23, and astronomers are sounding the alarm about the eventual 12,000-strong Starlink constellation SpaceX plans.

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Astronomy Group Says Starlink and Other Satellite Constellations Could Threaten Science

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) is voicing concerns about the risk Starlink and other planned massive satellite constellations in low Earth orbit pose to astronomy.

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Further News on Page 1 / Weitere Titelnachrichten

Gateway to the Moon: NASA Testing Wraps Up for Lunar-Orbiting Habitat Prototype

NASA and Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems have completed ground testing of a deep-space habitat prototype, which may help return astronauts to the moon. 

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope Emerges Successfully from Final Thermal Vacuum Test

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has successfully cleared another critical testing milestone, taking this ambitious observatory one step closer to its 2021 launch.

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Which rocket?

How do we choose the perfect rocket to lift each unique mission to space? Find out how a spacecraft’s mass and final destination play a huge role in our latest infographic

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Hayabusa2 drops second target marker, targets artificial crater for sample collection

The reflective softball-sized sphere will give the spacecraft a visual guide during a second potential sample collection.

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International Space Station / Internationale Raumstation

Frühjahrsputz im Weltall: Zwei Kosmonauten reinigen ISS von außen

Lichtluken säubern, Ausrüstungsteile abbauen, Proben nehmen: Zwei russische Raumfahrer haben die internationale Raumstation ISS für mehrere Stunden verlassen. Grund war ein Putzeinsatz.

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via SPIEGEL ONLINE – Nachrichten https://www.spiegel.de

NICER’s Night Moves Trace the X-ray Sky

In this image, numerous sweeping arcs seem to congregate at various bright regions. You may wonder: What is being shown? Air traffic routes? Information moving around the global internet? Magnetic fields looping across active areas on the Sun? In fact, this is a map of the entire sky in X-rays recorded by NASA’s Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer (NICER), a payload on the International Space Station. NICER’s primary science goals require that it target and track cosmic sources as the station orbits Earth every 93 minutes. But when the Sun sets and night falls on the orbital outpost, the NICER team keeps its detectors active while the payload slews from one target to another, which can occur up to eight times each orbit.

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US-Frachter sicher von der ISS auf die Erde zurückgekehrt

Nach rund vierwöchigem Gemeinschaftsflug mit der Internationalen Raumstation ISS ist das US-Frachtraumschiff Dragon von SpaceX am späten Montagabend wieder wohlbehalten auf die Erde zurückgekehrt.

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Dragon Completes Cargo Return Mission with Splashdown in Pacific

SpaceX‘s Dragon cargo spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean at 5:48 p.m. EDT (2:48 p.m PDT), approximately 202 miles southwest of Long Beach, California, marking the end of the company’s 17th contracted cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA. The spacecraft returned more than 4,200 pounds of valuable scientific experiments and other cargo.

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Dragon Resupply Ship Leaves Station, Heads for Pacific Splashdown

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was released from the International Space Station at 12:01 p.m. EDT after flight controllers in Houston delivered remote commands to the station’s Canadarm2 robotic arm. Expedition 59 Flight Engineer David Saint-Jacques of the Canadian Space Agency monitored Dragon’s systems as it departed the microgravity laboratory.

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Light Science Duties as Crew Sleeps in After Spacewalk

The six-member Expedition 59 crew had a chance to sleep in the day after wrapping up a successful spacewalk on the Russian side of the International Space Station. The cosmonauts are cleaning up this afternoon from yesterday’s excursion while the rest of the orbiting crew focuses on exercise research and other light science duties.

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SpaceX Dragon Returning to Earth After Space Station Cargo Delivery

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is returning to Earth today (June 3) after spending nearly a month docked at the International Space Station (ISS).

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Russischer Frachter über dem Pazifik verglüht

Das ausgediente russische Frachtraumschiff Progress MS-10 ist am Dienstag über dem Pazifik gezielt zum Absturz gebracht worden und zum größten Teil in den dichten Schichten der Atmosphäre verglüht. Die nicht verglühten Elemente fielen um 14.29 Uhr deutscher Zeit ins Wasser. Der mit Müll beladene Transporter war […]

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US, Russian Spaceships Depart Amid Physics and Biology on Station

A pair of U.S. and Russian resupply ships have departed the International Space Station this week. Russia’s Progress 71 (71P) cargo craft undocked this morning and the SpaceX Dragon returned to Earth Monday.

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SpaceX’s Amazing Dragon CRS-17 NASA Cargo Launch (and Landing!) in Photos

On May, 4, 2019, SpaceX launched a Dragon spacecraft filled with supplies to the International Space Station for NASA. See amazing photos of the flight here!

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Eye and Artery Scans, Robotics and Fluid Studies for Earth and Space Benefits

The International Space Station residents continued exploring today what living off the Earth for long periods is doing to their body. The Expedition 59 crew also researched ways to improve life in space and even filmed a virtual experience aboard the orbiting lab.

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Solar System / Sonnensystem

ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin

On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path. An ‘Inclination Change Maneouvre’ will put the spacecraft in an altered orbit, enabling it to pick up crucial status signals from the ExoMars rover, Rosalind Franklin, due to land on the Red Planet in 2021.

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Mars on Earth – what next?

A Mars Sample Return campaign would bring samples of the Red Planet back to Earth for examination in the best terrestrial laboratories – but choosing the samples and storing them on Mars for later return is only one part of the extensive campaign being planned by the mission designers and scientists.

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ExoMars orbiter prepares for Rosalind Franklin

On 15 June, the ESA-Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) will follow a different path. An ‘Inclination Change Manoeuvre’ will put the spacecraft in an altered orbit, enabling it to pick up crucial status signals from the ExoMars rover, Rosalind Franklin, due to land on the Red Planet in 2021.

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NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache

The rover recently drilled two samples, and both showed the highest levels of clay ever found during the mission.

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Here’s How Europe’s Rosalind Franklin Rover Will Phone Home From Mars

Europe’s future Mars rover has a place to call home while en route to Red Planet discoveries. The European Space Agency opened its new rover operations control center May 30 in Turin, Italy.

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How to Send a Camera to Mars

The next Martian explorer, Mars 2020, currently exists as a robotic skeleton at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Teams across the world are working diligently to construct the instruments that will adorn the rover, inside and out, and thereby give it the tools it needs to explore.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Rover Ready for High-Def Camera Eyes

NASA’s next Mars rover gets one step closer to its launch next summer with the installation of a pair of high-definition cameras.

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Mars Explorers Will Tackle Radiation, Depression … and Space Bread

Sending astronauts to Mars will be hard, but a panel of experts considered the details of how to make it work — from living underground to exercising in space and even making bread on the Red Planet.

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Beyond Solar System / Milchstraße & Kosmos

Heart of Lonesome Galaxy is Brimming with Dark Matter

Isolated for billions of years, a galaxy with more dark matter packed into its core than expected has been identified using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory.

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A Giant Stellar Eruption Detected for the First Time

A new study using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has detected a coronal mass ejection from a star other than our Sun.

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Spitzer Final Voyage Poster

A poster celebrating Spitzer Final Voyage. On January 30th 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will complete its mission. The Spitzer Final Voyage web page will tell its story, showcase new science and highlight its most outstanding achievements during the past 16 years in space.

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Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC Annotated)

This image shows data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope, from the IRAC instrument, with colors corresponding to wavelengths of 3.6, 4.5, 5.8 and 8.0 m.

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Cepheus C and Cepheus B (IRAC-MIPS Annotated)

This image was compiled using data from NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope using the Infrared Array Camera (IRAC) and the Multiband Imaging Photometer (MIPS) during Spitzer’s „cold“ mission, before the spacecraft’s liquid helium coolant ran out in 2009.

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This Weird Galaxy Is Creeping Up on Our Milky Way

A gorgeous new photo from the Hubble Space Telescope depicts Messier 90, a spiral galaxy roughly 60 million light-years away from our own Milky Way — but getting closer.

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With End in Sight, Spitzer Space Telescope Releases Glorious Nebula Images

NASA has released a stunning pair of images taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope, an instrument the agency will be shutting down on Jan. 30, 2020.

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Politics / Politik

GK Roskosmos verurteilt US-Verbot für Nutzung russischer Raumfahrtdienstleistungen

Die GK Roskosmos hat das Verbot des US-Verteidigungsministeriums verurteilt, russische Dienstleistungen bei Weltraumstarts zu nutzen. Diese Entscheidung des Pentagons, die ab dem 31. Dezember 2022 gilt, könne sich negativ auf die internationale Zusammenarbeit bei der Organisation von regelmäßigen Starts von Satelliten in Zielorbits auf kommerzieller Grundlage auswirken, heißt es in […]

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NASA Chief Says Debate Only Beginning Over Funding 2024 Return to the Moon

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the request to raise the agency’s 2020 budget for the Artemis lunar program was not dead despite a lack of action on it by House appropriators.

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Technology / Technologie

UK satellite ’sets sail‘ for Earth

TechDemoSat-1 was launched in 2014 to trial a number of new in-orbit technologies but has now reached the end of its operational life.

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via BBC News

Spitzer’s Final Voyage – NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

On January 30, 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope will transmit the final science and engineering data to mission control and then be commanded off, ending its amazing and surprising mission. But even after Spitzer ceases transmissions, scientists will continue making discoveries from its 16 years of data for decades to come.

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via NASA Spitzer Space Telescope

NASA’s Webb Telescope Has Successful Final Thermal Vacuum Test

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has successfully cleared another critical testing milestone, taking this ambitious observatory one step closer to its 2021 launch. The spacecraft has gone through its final thermal vacuum test meant to ensure that its hardware will function electronically in the vacuum of space, and withstand the extreme temperature variations it will encounter on its mission.

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NASA’s Mars 2020 Gets HD Eyes

One of the first operations the Mars 2020 rover will perform after touching down on the Red Planet’s Jezero Crater on Feb. 18, 2021, will be to raise its remote sensing mast (RSM), which carries important optics and instrumentation.

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MOONRISE: Ein 3D-Drucker für den Mond

Der Erdtrabant soll bald auch wieder von Menschen erkundet werden – und diesmal für längere Zeit. Für den Bau einer Mondstation würde es sich dann anbieten, Baumaterial direkt vor Ort zu produzieren. Ein Team aus Hannover und Braunschweig möchte dazu Mondstaub schmelzen und ihn als Baumaterial für den 3D-Druck nutzbar machen.

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Triebwerke: Erfolgreicher Test in der Lüneburger Heide

Beim Deutschen Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt arbeitet man an einer neuen Software, die den Entwurf von Hybrid- und Feststofftriebwerken in Großausführung innerhalb von 100 Tagen erlauben.

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Sailing on Sunbeams: Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 to Soar Higher Than Space Station

A spacecraft powered by sunlight is expected to launch on June 22, capping off a yearslong odyssey for The Planetary Society.

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China startet erstmals Satelliten von einer schwimmenden Plattform

China hat am Mittwoch erstmals Satelliten von einer schwimmenden Plattform gestartet. Die Trägerrakete des Typs Langer Marsch-11 (CZ-11) mit den Technologie-Satelliten Bufeng-1A und Bufeng-1B sowie fünf kommerziellen Nanosatelliten an Bord stieg um 06.06 Uhr deutscher Zeit von einer schwimmenden Plattform im Gelben Meer auf, meldete die offizielle Pekinger Nachrichtenagentur Xinhua.

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What’s the Difference between LightSail 1 and LightSail 2?

While LightSail 1 and 2 look nearly identical at a glance, there are a few important hardware differences between the two spacecraft.

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China Aces Its 1st Rocket Launch at Sea, Puts 7 Satellites in Orbit (Video)

China launched a rocket from a pad at sea for the first time today (June 5), making it the third nation to successfully demonstrate the ability to launch satellites into orbit from a floating platform.

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James Webb Space Telescope, SLS Megarocket Drive Up Cost and Schedule Growth on NASA Programs

NASA is suffering growing problems with cost and schedule on its major programs, driven by continued issues with two of its highest profile efforts.

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World / Welt

Russland sucht neue Kosmonauten-Kandidaten

Russland sucht seit dem Wochenende neue Kosmonauten-Kandidaten. Im Zuge der Ausschreibung des Kosmonautenausbildungszentrums (ZPK) Juri Gagarin im Sternenstädtchen bei Moskau sind in den kommenden zwei Jahren vor allem Ärzte, Piloten und Ingenieure die Zielgruppe.

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NASA will offenbar Weltraumtouristen zur ISS mitnehmen

Neben den Russen wollen nun offenbar auch die Amerikaner künftig zahlende Weltraumtouristen zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS befördern. Das Budget der US-Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA für das Fiskaljahr 2020, das im Oktober beginnt, ermögliche es, „die Politik der kommerziellen Nutzung der ISS zu erweitern, und bietet die Möglichkeit, Flüge privater Astronauten […]

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Low Earth Orbit Commercialization Studies Show Wide Range of Markets and Demand

Studies of commercialization of low Earth orbit have left NASA with little consensus on the potential demand for commercial use of the International Space Station or follow-on facilities.

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Stratolaunch, Builder of World’s Largest Airplane for Rocket Launches, May Be Closing: Report

The world’s largest airplane may be grounded after just one flight.

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These Are the Private Lunar Landers Taking NASA Science to the Moon

A look at the three commercial spacecraft that will carry NASA payloads to the lunar surface in 2020 and 2021.

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Five Ethical Questions for How We Choose to Use the Moon

The moon has always served as an inspiration for humanity, and there are many potential benefits for further exploration of our planet’s rocky satellite.

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Entertainment / Unterhaltung

Reading Apollo 11: The Best New Books About the US Moon Landings

Here at Space.com, we’re gearing up for the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing in July.

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‚For All Mankind‘ Trailer Teases Apple TV+ Alternate Space Race Series

What if, 50 years ago, the first person to walk on the moon was not an American astronaut?

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International Space Station Tops Fans‘ Vote to Become New Lego Toy

The International Space Station has won the honor of becoming an official toy in the Lego universe.

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Science / Wissenschaft

Mars on Earth – what next?

A Mars Sample Return campaign would bring samples of the Red Planet back to Earth for examination in the best terrestrial laboratories – but choosing the samples and storing them on Mars for later return is only one part of the extensive campaign being planned by the mission designers and scientists.

read more … http://bit.ly/2EOcAOe

via European Space Agency

How the Webb Telescope Will Explore Mars

When NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, launching in 2021, reaches its destination a million miles from Earth, it will be able to see the whole disk of Mars every two years. If a global dust storm envelops the Red Planet at a time when Webb could see it, the powerful space telescope could gather information about the storm.

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Parabelflüge: Staubige Plasmen im Sturzflug

Bereits zum dritten Mal hat sich ein Team der Universität Gießen auf einen Parabelflug begeben, um Experimente mit staubigen Plasmen in Schwerelosigkeit durchzuführen. Sie nutzten dazu das Plasmakristallexperiment-4, von dem eine Kopie auch auf der Internationalen Raumstation ISS betrieben wird. So wurden auf den Flügen auch ISS-Experimente vorbereitet. (5. Juni 2019)

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History / Geschichte

Apollo 11 ‚CapCom‘ Charles Duke in Speyer

„Die Anspannung im Kontrollraum war so unglaublich, dass bald das Dach weggeflogen wäre!“ Der Mann, der die entscheidenden Momente unmittelbar vor und während der ersten Mondlandung am 20. Juli 1969 schilderte, war nicht nur Augenzeuge dieses epochalen Ereignisses, er war der einzige Mensch, der in diesen Augenblicken mit Neil Armstrong und Edwin ‚Buzz‘ Aldrin reden durfte.

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Beindruckende VR-Simulation der ersten Mondlandung mit DLR-Beteiligung

Am 1. Juni 2019 fand im Deutschen Museum München anlässlich des Jubiläums 50 Jahre Mondlandung ein „Moon-Talk“ statt, an dem auch der Apollo 16-Astronaut Charlie Duke im Rahmen einer Podiumsdiskussion teilnahm. In der einführenden Präsentation „Die erste Mondlandung“ zeigte Prof. Dr. Gerd Hirzinger, ehemaliger Direktor des DLR Robotik und Mechatronik Zentrums, mit Hilfe einer unter Beteiligung des Deutschen Zentrums für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) neu entwickelten Virtual Reality-Simulation spannende Aspekte und Details der Apollo 11-Mission. Die Simulation zeigt Anflug und Landung der Landefähre „Eagle“, sowie den Ausstieg der Astronauten und die Erkundung des Geländes um die Landestelle sowie Start und Rückflug zum Mond-Orbiter.

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via DLR Portal – News-Archiv Raumfahrt https://www.dlr.de/dlr/

Space Act Calls for Protection of Apollo 11 Landing Site

Two U.S. senators have introduced a bill that seeks to preserve and protect the historic Apollo 11 landing site.

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Kalenderblatt:   Raumfahrtlegende Alexej Leonow wird 85

Die russische Raumfahrtlegende Alexej Leonow begeht am heutigen Donnerstag seinen 85. Geburtstag. Wegen einer Diabetes-Operation muss er ihn aber in einem Moskauer Krankenhaus verbringen. Leonow, der vor seiner Weltraumkarriere in der 20-köpfigen Gagarinschen Garde kurze Zeit als Jagdflieger in der DDR diente, war zweimal im All. 1965 […]

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