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Hurricane Ian prompts NASA to move Artemis lunar rocket back to its hangar - Spaceflight Now

Hurricane Ian prompts NASA to move Artemis lunar rocket back to its hangar – Spaceflight Now

On Saturday, NASA’s crawler moved to a position near Pad 39B in preparation for the rollback of the Artemis 1 lunar rocket to the Vehicle Assembly Building.Credit: NASA/Joel Koski Facing threatening weather from Hurricane Ian, NASA administrators decided Monday to transport the $4.1 billion Artemis 1 rocket from its launch pad back under the protection …

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SpaceX counts down to Starlink launch again from Florida – Spaceflight Now

Countdown and live coverage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Spaceport 40 at Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Starlink 4-35 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 52 Starlink broadband satellites.follow us Twitter. SFN Live Another set of 52 Starlink internet satellites will blast off from a Falcon 9 launcher in …

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SpaceX gears up for another Falcon 9 launch attempt tonight – Spaceflight Now

Countdown and live coverage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Spaceport 40 at Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Starlink 4-34 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites.follow us Twitter. SFN Live SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch is now scheduled for Sunday at 8:18pm ET (0018pm GMT …

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SpaceX cancels Starlink launch attempt for third day in a row – Spaceflight Now

Countdown and live coverage of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket at Spaceport 40 at Space Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Starlink 4-34 mission will launch SpaceX’s next batch of 54 Starlink broadband satellites.follow us Twitter. SFN Live For the third day in a row, bad weather forced SpaceX to cancel a Falcon 9 …

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Ground teams attempt to regain control of NASA's Artemis lunar program reconnaissance satellite - Spaceflight Now

Ground teams attempt to regain control of NASA’s Artemis lunar program reconnaissance satellite – Spaceflight Now

Artist’s concept of the CAPSTONE spacecraft near the moon.Image credit: Illustration by NASA/Daniel Rutter Teams on the ground will work to stabilize the motion of NASA’s small CAPSTONE reconnaissance satellite and rescue the $30 million en route to the moon after a September 8 problem caused the spacecraft to roll over and cause the controllers …

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The researchers took whole blood samples from the astronauts twice — ten days before spaceflight and on the day of landing — and white blood cells only once three days after landing.Above: Official portrait of longtime astronaut Scott Kelly of Expedition 45/46

NASA astronauts’ blood shows signs of DNA mutation from spaceflight and must be monitored

Astronauts’ blood can show signs of DNA mutations after spaceflight, so their cancer risk should be monitored, a new study shows. The 14 astronauts from NASA’s space shuttle program who flew an average of 12 days of space shuttle missions between 1998 and 2001 participated in the study: 85 percent were men, and six of …

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The researchers took whole blood samples from the astronauts twice — ten days before spaceflight and on the day of landing — and white blood cells only once three days after landing.Above: Official portrait of longtime astronaut Scott Kelly of Expedition 45/46

NASA astronauts’ blood shows signs of DNA mutation from spaceflight and must be monitored

Astronauts’ blood can show signs of DNA mutations after spaceflight, so their cancer risk should be monitored, a new study shows. The 14 astronauts from NASA’s space shuttle program who flew an average of 12 days of space shuttle missions between 1998 and 2001 participated in the study: 85 percent were men, and six of …

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Astronaut blood shows signs of DNA mutation from spaceflight

A study that stored space shuttle blood for 20 years concluded that astronauts’ risk of developing cancer needs to be carefully monitored. All 14 astronauts from NASA’s space shuttle program have DNA mutations in blood stem cells, a Nature Communications Biology study (opens in new tab) Ends August 31st. However, given the astronaut’s age, these …

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