Weekly Spacecraft Mission News (English, German) – 07.05.20

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NASA to Provide Coverage of SpaceX Commercial Crew Test Flight with Astronauts

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the agency’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight with NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley to the International Space Station.

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via NASA Breaking News http://www.nasa.gov/

SpaceX mission control to do social distancing for first crewed flight

SpaceX’s first crewed launch is planned for 27 May and will be run from a mission control with desks set six feet apart to comply with social distancing protocols

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Hubble’s impactful life alongside space debris

During its 30 years in orbit around Earth, the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has witnessed the changing nature of spaceflight as the skies have filled with greater numbers of satellites, the International Space Station was born and in-space crashes and explosions have created clouds of fast-moving space debris.Hubble itself has felt the impact of this debris, accumulating tiny impact craters across its solar panels that evidence a long and eventful life in space. So what can we learn from these impacts, and what does the future hold for Hubble?

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via ESA Top News https://www.esa.int/

NASA-Helikopter auf den Namen Ingenuity  getauft

Der Helikopter, der im Juli mit dem US-Marsrover Perseverance zum Roten Planeten gebracht werden soll, wurde auf den Namen Ingenuity (Findigkeit) getauft. Das teilte die Luft- und Raumfahrtbehörde NASA mit. Der Heli ist das erste Luftfahrzeug, das aus eigener Kraft einen Flug auf einem anderen Planeten unternehmen […]

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via Gerhard Kowalski https://ift.tt/2TkXF6m

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