News tagged with space station

Blue jets studied from ISS

For years, their existence has been debated: elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that sport names such as red sprites, blue jets, pixies and elves. Reported by pilots, they are difficult to study as they ...

dateFeb 09, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Video: Fly your satellite!

ESA's Fly Your Satellite! (FYS) programme is a recurring, hands-on programme designed and managed by the ESA Education Office in close collaboration with universities from ESA Member States, with the objective to complement ...

dateFeb 08, 2017 in Space Exploration
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Algae survive heat, cold and cosmic radiation

In a long-term experiment on the International Space Station, Fraunhofer researchers studied how the extreme conditions in space affect algae. Fraunhofer conducted this experiment in close cooperation with German and international ...

dateFeb 01, 2017 in Biotechnology
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SpaceX shuffles Falcon 9 launch schedule

SpaceX announced Sunday (Jan. 29) a significant shuffle to the Falcon 9 launch schedule, saying that a key NASA mission to resupply the space station is moving to the head of the line and will now be their first mission to ...

dateJan 31, 2017 in Space Exploration
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