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#476 2019-07-31 17:51:37

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Re: International Space Station (ISS / Alpha)

Headed to the station is "The biomining reactors will use bacteria to recover minerals and metals from rocks" World first as kits designed to extract metals from the Moon and Mars blast off for space station tests

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They are to test how low gravity affects the ability of bacteria to extract materials such as iron, calcium and magnesium from space rocks. A total of Eighteen of the devices will undergo tests...

The 'BioRock' experiment is led by the University of Edinburgh, with the European Space Agency and the UK Space Agency, and is funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council, part of UKRI.

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisat … ace-agency

It is the second UK-led experiment to take place on the International Space Station, after the 'Worms in Space' experiment launched in December 2018, and involves researchers from across Europe, including Belgium, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy.

The experiment will also study how microbes grow and form layers - known as biofilms - on natural surfaces in space.

The findings could have numerous applications on Earth, including the recovery of metals from ores and the use of biofilms in industry and medicine.

waste extraction would also be something to review as well

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#477 2019-08-25 18:50:00

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#478 2019-10-03 21:16:56

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Another mission has come to an end for a crew that just landed.
Soyuz spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan with three-man crew in a Russian cosmonaut, his Canadian co-pilot and a NASA flight engineer.. https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/expe … azakhstan/ ..With the departure of Kononenko and company, the Expedition 60 crew of Ovchinin, Hague and Koch will have the station to themselves until July 20 — the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing — when the Soyuz MS-13/59S spacecraft takes off from Baikonur carrying Alexander Skvortsov, NASA astronaut Andrew Morgan and Italian veteran.

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#479 2019-10-06 21:26:45

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The talk about batteries is just what is happening on the space station.
Astronauts have kicked off the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station. Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan had to remove a pair of old batteries nickel-hydrogen batteries with more powerful lithium-ion.

Astronauts hustled through the first of five spacewalks to replace old batteries at the International Space Station on Sunday. Christina Koch and Andrew Morgan removed three old batteries and installed two new ones delivered just a week ago, getting a jump on future work.

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#480 2019-10-10 21:16:41

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We have heard about the impossible burger from Burger King which is all vegitables well now we can have 'One small nibble for man': 3D printer makes meat in space

I must taste like chicken or was that muscrat...some will not care....

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#481 2019-10-30 19:41:46

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Radiation Experiment, Cookie Oven and More Headed to Space Station on Cygnus Cargo Ship

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Perched atop the rocket will be a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft, and tucked inside will be approximately 8,200 lbs. (3,700 kilograms) of supplies and hardware. The craft will ferry supplies to support the crew on the space station as well as a variety of experiments and research equipment. These will support investigations in topics ranging from radiation mitigation to rover control to materials recycling.

So the first is rqadiation measurement for given protection level with easy of doning the protective gear..

One experiment aboard the Cygnus, the AstroRad Vest, aims to help NASA mitigate those damaging effects.

The AstroRad vest is a garment designed to help shield astronauts from radiation while traveling in space. It is made out of HDPE (high-density polyethylene) and will be tested by the crew currently onboard the space station. Although the vest is designed for use farther out into space, the space station is the perfect environment to test whether astronauts wearing the AstroRad garment will be comfortable and able to carry out their daily activities in space. Astronauts will record data on how easy the vest is to put on and how it fits, as well as the range of motion it allows.

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Not your store bought easy bake oven for sure....so long as the choclate chip cookies are soft and chewy...

In testing this oven, astronauts will examine heat-transfer properties and the process of baking food in microgravity. The device has a specially designed toaster-like shape with a top temperature of 685 degrees Fahrenheit (363.3 degrees Celsius).

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#482 2019-11-03 22:34:35

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Like clock work to resupply the crews onboard http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Antar … n_999.html

carrying 8,000 pounds of supplies, 30 experiments -- live rats, a Zero-G oven to bake cookies, a protective vest for use during solar events, and a magnetic spectrometer to search for dark matter and anti-matter.

I am sure that the holidays are in the care package as well

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#483 2019-11-04 16:54:03

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A care package was sent for this problem..
NASA grant to study space station fungus

The center has been awarded a $750,000 grant by NASA to increase our understanding of the organisms and investigate ways to stop them.

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Every long-term mission has seen a growth of microbes where you don't want to see on the shuttle, Mir, and ISS.

The microbes are a type of fungus or bacteria called a biofilm. They represent a threat in space because they eat through the surfaces they grow on, a process called biodegredation. Biofilm formation also increases the risk of human illness. "It shows up behind control panels and has gotten into heat exchangers and pipe systems. On Mir, they once noticed a pretty bad stench. Looking for its source, they pulled off a panel and found a lot of mold. That was the smell, but it was also consuming plastic cabling in that area,".

That is a risk we do not need on mars...

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#484 2019-11-08 04:57:50

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For SpaceNut and all ...

This looks like good news for the ISS ...
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/sen- … 52966.html

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#485 2019-11-15 20:42:30

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Here is something that will make it harder for man to remain in space in Zero gravity made some astronauts’ blood flow backwards

Spaceflight can halt and reverse blood flow in astronauts’ upper bodies of 11 Astronauts studied. Six of the astronauts experienced stagnant or reverse blood flow, one had a blood clot and another was found to have a potential partial blood clot. Instead, blood goes to the chest and head, causing astronauts to have puffy faces and bulging blood vessels in their necks. And appearance isn't the only ugly side effect. The lack of blood flowing to and from the brain can cause astronauts to feel dizzy and sometimes even faint …

In the space environment, the usual head-to-foot blood pressure and tissue fluid gradients that exist during the upright posture on Earth are removed. The subsequent shift in fluids from the lower to the upper portions of the body triggers adaptations within the cardiovascular system to accommodate the new pressure and fluid gradients. To counter this effect of gravity, veins in human legs have evolved valves that open and close to assist blood circulation back up to the heart.

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#486 2019-11-20 09:41:01

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The ISS crew is planning another space walk starting Friday:
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Final … S_999.html

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#487 2019-11-20 19:25:04

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A feared radiation type has had a broken cosmic particle detector for some time and its needed to be able to get the data for a mars trip and stay for man.

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#488 2019-11-29 22:59:52

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oh oh the toilets are backing up....
All toilets at ISS Break Down, astronauts forced to use 'diapers'

This is not a good thing for a mars mission....

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#489 2019-12-05 22:06:41

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SpaceX successfully launches 'mighty mice,' beer barley and more to ISS

A brand new Falcon 9 booster sent a Dragon capsule on its way to ferry science cargo to the space station. SpaceX ...
CNET10h

CBS News12h
SpaceX launches Dragon cargo ship on three-day flight to space station

Bloomberg10h
SpaceX Cargo Launch Kicks Off Busy Month for Space Station

Space.com9h
SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship to Space Station for NASA, Sticks Rocket Landing

CNN on MSN.com15h
SpaceX will launch genetically enhanced 'mighty mice' to the Internationa

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#490 2019-12-08 19:41:52

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SpaceX Dragon docks with International Space Station

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Dragon cargo spacecraft containing 5,700 pounds of cargo, genetically enhanced "mighty mice", 36,000 worms

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#491 2019-12-23 20:02:40

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It is hard to believe that the International Space Station has continuously been home to astronauts for more than nineteen years. Solving the challenges of long duration space flight with 3D Printing

The eat, sleep, relax and exercise as well as perform science in LEO.

To make all of this possible requires sending more than 7,000 pounds of spare parts to the station annually. Another 29,000 pounds of spaceflight hardware spares are stored aboard the station and another 39,000 on the ground, ready to fly if needed.

The 3D Printing in Zero G investigation produced dozens of parts, which researchers analyzed and compared with those made on the ground. Analysis revealed that microgravity had no engineering-significant effects on the process, demonstrating that a 3D printer works normally in space and paving the way to new logistics systems for long duration missions.

Using recycled material for printer feedstock could save future long-duration exploration missions from having to carry a large supply of material for 3D printing. Recycling also could make use of material that otherwise would represent a nuisance or a trash disposal issue on these missions.

As a step toward that capability, the ReFabricator investigation demonstrates technology developed by Tethers Unlimited to recycle waste plastic materials, including previously printed items, into high quality 3D-printer filament. It began operations on the space station in February of 2019.

https://arc.aiaa.org/doi/10.2514/6.2018-5364

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#492 2019-12-28 18:13:27

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