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Blue Origin launches, recovers capsule with more space tourism amenities

Blue Origin launches, recovers capsule with more space tourism amenities

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Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' rocket company, Blue Origin, successfully launched and recovered a new capsule Thursday that includes new amenities for space tourists. The uncrewed flight lifted off at 12:19 p.m. EST from the company's Corn Ranch spaceport about 150 miles east of El Paso, Texas. About 11 minutes later, the booster and capsule had returned safely to the dusty West Texas soil. Advertisement The NS-14 mission is the 14th flight of a suborbital New Shepard rocket. The capsule is outfitted with improved acoustics to dampen the roar, better interior temperature regulation, crew display panels, and speakers with a microphone and push-to-talk button at each seat, the company said. "You've seen in there the white acoustic paneling -- that's to dampen any engine noises ...
Japan’s capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

Japan’s capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

Technology
A Japanese capsule carrying the first samples of asteroid subsurface shot across the night atmosphere before successfully landing in the remote Australian Outback, completing a mission to provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on EarthBy MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressDecember 6, 2020, 5:15 AM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTOKYO -- A Japanese capsule carrying the first samples of asteroid subsurface shot across the night atmosphere early Sunday before successfully landing in the remote Australian Outback, completing a mission to provide clues to the origin of the solar system and life on Earth.The spacecraft Hayabusa2 released the small capsule on Saturday and sent it toward Earth to deliver samples from a distant asteroid. At about 10 kilo...
Asteroid capsule located in Australian desert

Asteroid capsule located in Australian desert

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NASA SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

NASA SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

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A SpaceX vessel carrying four astronauts has docked with the International Space Station (ISS).The Dragon capsule called "Resilience" by it's crew launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and took 27 hours to reach the ISS in the early hours of Tuesday morning (UK time). The three American and one Japanese astronauts on board the craft will stay among the stars until April 2021. Image: The Dragon capsule docked with the ISS after a 27-hour voyage ISS astronaut Kate Rubins said "Oh, what a good voice to hear" when she first made radio contact with the Dragon's commander Mike Hopkins.The mission is the first crewed NASA flight to space aboard a privately built vessel, with Elon Musk's SpaceX developing the capsule. ...
Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

Nasa SpaceX mission: Dragon capsule docks with space station

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