Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst (but Hopes for the Best) After Soyuz Failure

  1. Empty Space Station? NASA Prepares for the Worst (but Hopes for the Best) After Soyuz Failure  Space.com
  2. NASA: Astronauts ‘in great shape’ after emergency rocket landing  USA TODAY
  3. American, Russian crew members jettison to safety after rocket failure on mission to space station  Washington Post
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Deep-Space Radiation Could Damage Astronauts' Guts

  1. Deep-Space Radiation Could Damage Astronauts’ Guts  Space.com
  2. Lockheed Martin unveils HUGE lunar lander which can stay on the moon for TWO weeks  Express.co.uk
  3. Lockheed Martin Unveils Their Proposal For a Lunar Lander  Universe Today
  4. Orion Spacecraft – NASA  NASA
  5. First moon outside our solar system discovered, astronomers think  USA TODAY
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Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos at U.S. Space & Rocket Center

For more than 50 years, the George Marshall Space Flight Center has helped design and build the engines, vehicles, and space instruments that make possible what was thought impossible. And Alabama’s own U.S. Space & Rocket Center inspires young campers to embark on missions of science and discovery.

For students across America, the summer break is well over. Classes and homework have resumed. Learning has resumed.
Source: ED.Gov

An ode to female space trainees, the creeping cost of climate change, and the fabric of history: Books in brief

An ode to female space trainees, the creeping cost of climate change, and the fabric of history: Books in brief

An ode to female space trainees, the creeping cost of climate change, and the fabric of history: Books in brief, Published online: 03 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06862-8

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.
Source: Nature

'Spacesuits' protect microbes destined to live in space

Scientists have created a unique system that pairs light-absorbing semiconductors with anaerobic bacteria to capture light and fix carbon dioxide: an artificial leaf. The bacteria turn carbon dioxide into chemicals useful in space colonies. One problem is that the process generates reactive oxygen species that kill the bacteria. To shield them from damage, the researchers developed a ‘spacesuit’ of metal-organic framework (MOF) that extends the microbes’ lifetimes to that seen in the wild.
Source: Science Daily

Did key building blocks for life come from deep space?

All living beings need cells and energy to replicate. Without these fundamental building blocks, living organisms could not exist. Little was known about a key element in the building blocks, phosphates, until now. Researchers have now provide compelling new evidence that this component for life was generated in outer space and delivered to Earth in its first one billion years by meteorites or comets.
Source: Science Daily