NASA’s Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars
Science / Technology

NASA’s Valkyrie robots set the table for human life on Mars

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Four sister robots built by NASA could be pioneers in the colonization of Mars, part of an advance construction team that sets up a habitat for more fragile human explorers. But first they’re finding new homes on Earth and engineers to hone their skills. The space agency has kept one Valkyrie … Continue reading

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Report: Orbital faces risks in resuming space station runs

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA’s two commercial suppliers, Virginia-based Orbital, faces an uphill struggle in resuming deliveries to the International Space Station, according to a government report issued Thursday, September 17. The space agency’s inspector general office said the company’s upcoming flight plan contains significant risks, as its attempts to recover from … Continue reading

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2 Russians, 1 American return from 6 months on space station

MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, ending the astronauts’ nearly six months aboard the International Space Station. The capsule carried Russians Alexander Samokutayev and Elena Serova and NASA’s Barry Wilmore. They blasted off for the space station on Sept. 26. The capsule landed upright … Continue reading