NASA-backed mobile gravity suit helps astronauts fight health hazards of zero-gravity space flight

With the successful launch and return of SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon in May, space travel is getting closer to becoming a reality for the average person. But spending extended periods outside Earth’s gravity can have serious health consequences, including bone decalcification, muscle atrophy, and decreased oxygen to the brain. Astronauts in microgravity are also susceptible to … Read more NASA-backed mobile gravity suit helps astronauts fight health hazards of zero-gravity space flight

SpaceX completes first successful ‘hop’ test flight of its Starship rocket 500-feet above Texas

Elon Musk’s SpaceX took one small ‘hop’ closer towards the surface of Mars on Tuesday after completing the first successful launch and landing of its Starship rocket. Dubbed the SN5, the potentially revolutionary prototype performed an almost 500-foot leap above SpaceX’s development facility in Boco Chica, Texas, at 5pm local time. The nine-story large metallic … Read more SpaceX completes first successful ‘hop’ test flight of its Starship rocket 500-feet above Texas

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give Q&A after splashdown in SpaceX Crew Dragon

Over 48 hours ago NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken were bobbing in the Gulf of Mexico inside SpaceX Dragon capsule and today the pair conducted a live Q&A. The duo took a number questions about the splashdown experience, their first meal and revealed if their long-standing friendship lasted while on the International Space Station. … Read more NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken give Q&A after splashdown in SpaceX Crew Dragon

‘Space dads’ Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken made prank calls in SpaceX’s Dragon capsule

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken spent an hour waiting inside SpaceX‘s Crew Dragon Capsule after splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico and to pass the time, the ‘space dads’ made a few prank calls. Hurely revealed the mischievous endeavor during a press conference, saying the roller-coaster like trip home was ‘a lot … Read more ‘Space dads’ Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken made prank calls in SpaceX’s Dragon capsule

SpaceX Starship rocket ‘hop’ aborted after tests that resulted in a 100-foot plume of liquid oxygen

Elon Musk’s vision of sending humans to Mars on the SpaceX Starship rocket has been delayed again. The SN5 prototype was set make a 492 foot ‘hop’ Tuesday at the firm’s Boca Chica site in Texas, but was aborted around 12:30pm ET. The Starship completed a serious of tests leading up to liftoff, but the … Read more SpaceX Starship rocket ‘hop’ aborted after tests that resulted in a 100-foot plume of liquid oxygen

‘I’m not religious, but I prayed for this one’: Emotional Elon Musk welcomes home NASA astronauts

An emotional Elon Musk welcomed NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken home Sunday after their historic splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico aboard SpaceX‘s Dragon capsule.  The billionaire SpaceX chief executive had rushed to Houston from the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, to welcome them. He was clearly moved — and relieved — while addressing the gathered group. It was … Read more ‘I’m not religious, but I prayed for this one’: Emotional Elon Musk welcomes home NASA astronauts

Egypt invites Elon Musk to see Great Pyramids after he tweeted they were ‘built by aliens obviously’

Elon Musk was invited by a top Egyptian official to see the Great Pyramids for himself after he resurrected the old conspiracy theory that they were built by extraterrestrials.  The CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla, who also is founder of aeronautics firm SpaceX, gave credit to ‘aliens’ for building the pyramids in Giza near Cairo … Read more Egypt invites Elon Musk to see Great Pyramids after he tweeted they were ‘built by aliens obviously’

Astronauts successfully depart ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon to head home before splashdown Sunday

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft undocked from the International Space Station on Saturday with two US astronauts on board, beginning their journey back to Earth despite a storm threatening Florida. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, closing out two months aboard for the first US … Read more Astronauts successfully depart ISS aboard SpaceX Dragon to head home before splashdown Sunday