Wang Yaping: China is about to send the first female astronaut to work on its new space station
The first woman assigned to work on China's new space station will be aboard when the Shenzhou-13 spacecraft blasts off early Saturday local time, in what's set to be a landmark moment for female astronauts and the country's rapidly expanding space program. © Stringer/AFP/Getty Images Chinese astronaut Wang Yaping attends a news briefing the day before the launch, at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi desert, on October 14.
Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron had to perform an output of six and a half hours to replace a defective radio communication antenna © AFP The International Space Station is in orbit at 400 km altitude. CAUTION - Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron had to make an exit of six and a half hours to replace a defective radio communication antenna
the NASA announced early this Tuesday the postponement of an output in the space of two of its Astronauts outside the International Space Station (ISS) due to the risk posed by "debris". These astronauts, Thomas Marshburn and Kayla Barron, had to get out of the space laboratory later in Tuesday's day for a six-past six and a half-time exit to replace a defective radio communication antenna.
China's Shenzhou-13 spacecraft docks for 6-month mission
BEIJING (AP) — Three astronauts entered China’s space station for a six-month mission, setting to work Saturday after successfully docking aboard their Shenzhou-13 spacecraft. The astronauts, two men and a woman, were seen floating around the module before speaking via a live-streamed video. They pledged to do their best in carrying out their missions. The spacecraft was launched by a Long March-2F rocket at 12:23 a.m. Saturday and docked with the Tianhe core module of the Tiangong space station at 6:56 a.m., approximately six and a half hours later.The three astronauts entered the Tianhe space station core module at about 10 a.m., the China Manned Space Agency said.
"NASA has been informed [of a risk] debris for the spatial station, has tweeted the American space agency. Due to the lack of opportunities to correctly assess the risk that this could represent for astronauts, the teams have decided to postpone the exit in the space of 30 November until more information is available. »
Two Astronauts ARE NOW SCHEULED FOR A SPACEWALK ON THURSDAY AFTER @NASA DETERMINED THE ORBIT OF THE DEBRIS DOES NOT POSITION A RISK. https://t.co/i0anckyvuc
- International Space Station (@Space_station) November 30, 2021
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Debris from a Russian spatial missile test?
mid-November, Russia had destroyed one of its own satellites during a missile test, generating a cloud of debris. It had forced the seven members of the ISS crew to take refuge temporarily in their return vessels. It has not been specified if the report by NASA of the output in the Tuesday space was due to debris from the Russian Space Missile test. The Russians rejected the US charges according to which their test has endangered the spatial station.
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US officials declared that they had not been informed in advance of this antisatellite missile test, only the fourth to touch a spacecraft from the ground, which generated more than 1,500 orbital debris identifiable . It was to be the first exit in the Kayla Barron space and the fifth of Thomas Marshburn. The two astronauts had arrived on the ISS on November 11 aboard Spacex's Crew Dragon Endurance Capsule with NASA's CREW-3 mission for a six-month stay. SciencesThe Earth could soon have rings because of pollution, according to scientists SciencesIura Shepard, girl from the first American in space, will be part of the next flight from Blue Origin
NASA spacewalk delayed due to debris threat .
NASA is delaying a spacewalk that was scheduled for Tuesday after receiving a "debris notification" for the International Space Station.NASA announced in a tweet early Tuesday morning that it received a debris notification for the International Space Station on Monday night, and was delaying the spacewalk because of "the lack of opportunity to properly assess the risk it could pose to the astronauts."The agency said the mission would be put on hold "until more information is available." A new date has not yet been set.NASA received a debris notification for the space station.