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NanoAvionics Launches NASA’s Solar Sail System

Aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket NanoAvionics, a leading smallsat manufacturer and mission integrator, has successfully launched a 12U nanosatellite bus carrying NASA’s Advanced Composite Solar Sail System. Late last month, the mission propelled into orbit aboard Rocket Lab’s Electron 47 Light rocket from the picturesque launch site in Mahia, New
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NASA Begins 45-Day Simulated Mars Mission

With 4 Volunteer Crew Members A new crew of four volunteers has begun a 45-day simulated mission to Mars within a sealed habitat at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. The crew, comprising Jason Lee, Stephanie Navarro, Shareef Al Romaithi, and Piyumi Wijesekara, entered the Human Exploration Research Analogue (HERA) facility at 2am (UAE […]
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NASA Administrator Embarks On A Global Diplomatic Mission

To Strengthen Global Space Cooperation NASA Administrator Bill Nelson embarked on a diplomatic journey, beginning on May 9, 2024, across Italy, Vatican City, and Saudi Arabia to enhance international collaboration and foster peaceful space exploration Nelson’s itinerary includes meetings with each country’s critical governmental and space officials,
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Slovenia Officially Joins Artemis Accords

Embraces Safer Space Exploration In a significant stride toward international collaboration in space exploration, Slovenia has formally pledged its commitment to pursuing safer and sustainable ventures beyond Earth’s bounds by signing the Artemis Accords. The historic moment unfolded on April 19, 2024, during a pivotal US-Slovenia strategic dialogue at the Ministry
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Shareef Al Romaithi Joins UAE Analogue Programme

Emirati Is Part Of NASA Mission The Dubai-based Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has announced the appointment of Emirati crew member Shareef Al Romaithi for the second analogue study of the UAE Analogue Programme, which is part of NASA’s Human Exploration Research Analogue (HERA) Campaign 7 Mission 2. Scheduled to commence on May 10, […]
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Blue Origin Reveals 6-Member Crew Of NS-25 Mission

America’s First Black Astronaut Candidate Is In Blue Origin, the aerospace company founded by Jeff Bezos, has unveiled the crew for its upcoming NS-25 mission. The mission is slated to mark a historic moment by including Ed Dwight, America’s first Black astronaut candidate. The NS-25 mission will mark Blue Origin’s New Shepard programme’s seventh
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3 Astronauts Return Safely To Earth After Space Mission

Trio Landed In Kazakhstan On April 6, 2024 NASA astronaut Loral O’Hara, Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Novitskiy, and Belarus spaceflight participant Marina Vasilevskaya successfully concluded their six-month research mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on April 6, 2024, when they touched down safely in Kazakhstan. The trio bid farewell to the space station,