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NASA astronaut compared the fit of a Crew Dragon with finding "within the beast"

The Crew Dragon vehicle during its return to Earth was more like a beast than a spaceship, described his return to it from the ISS NASA astronaut Bob Behnken.

The astronaut said that "when we fell a little bit in the atmosphere, the Dragon came to life ... the atmosphere is beginning to make sounds, you can hear it roaring outside the ship and as the ship is trying to control (the movement), you feel the shaking his body," - said the astronaut.

The spacecraft Crew Dragon returned to Earth

The spacecraft Crew Dragon splashed down in the Atlantic ocean off the coast of Florida, completing the first manned flight to the International space station.

He touched the water in the calculation 21:48 Moscow time.

Scientists believe that some stars can be up to seven habitable planets

The results of the simulation, which was conducted by American scientists, showed that some stars can be up to seven potentially habitable planets. The paper was published in the journal Astronomical Journal.

The search for life in outer space, scientists tend to restrict the so-called habitable zone — the region around a star where orbiting it planets may be liquid water needed to sustain life in the form we know it.

Florida launched a Atlas V rocket with the Mars Rover Perseverance

In Florida, launched a carrier rocket Atlas V with a research Rover Perseverance, which is to look for traces of life on Mars, live broadcast of the launch leads NASA.

The carrier rocket was launched at 07:50 am East coast time USA (14:50 GMT). Arrival research Rover into orbit is scheduled for February 18, 2021.

American scientists are preparing for the first time to get oxygen on Mars

Pure oxygen can, for the first time to appear on Mars in 2021, if the MOXIE experiment, will meet the expectations of its creators, told RIA Novosti Deputy Director of the project Professor at mit, former NASA astronaut Jeffrey Hoffman.

Experiment MOXIE - a device the size of a car battery to produce oxygen from the atmosphere of the Fiery planet. The experiment will work on the Rover Perseverance, which is scheduled to kick off from Earth on July 30 and if everything goes well, in February, will arrive at Mars.

Delivered "Progress" devices not found toxic benzene in the air of the ISS

American gas delivered to the Russian cargo ship "Progress", is not found toxic benzene in the atmosphere of the International space station, said NASA.

Earlier the space Agency said that "the Progress MS-15", arriving at the station on July 23 was taken two detector Draeger and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.

Deferred test parachutes for ExoMars-2022 plan to hold in October

High-altitude testing in the United States parachute system for the Russian-European Mars landing station ExoMars-2022, postponed from March due to pandemic coronavirus, outlined in October, reported RIA Novosti head of the European space Agency (ESA) in Russia Rene Pishel.

In March, Russia's Roscosmos and ESA announced the postponement of the launch of the station from 2020 to 2022 for additional testing with modified equipment and the final version of the software. Furthermore, additional issues for further work have caused the spread of the coronavirus.

NASA announced the crew of the Crew Dragon for 2021

NASA has identified the following manned missions Crew Dragon to the International space station (ISS), which will go into orbit in the spring of 2021, said the us space Agency on Tuesday.

In the crew of the second commercial flight of the ship in orbit will include two NASA astronauts Shane Kimbro (the captain) and Megan MacArthur, and Japanese astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and Frenchman Thomas Sands. It is planned that the crew will travel to the ISS in the spring of 2021, and will remain at the space station for about six months.

The ISS has resumed the search for the source of toxic benzene

Search of source of toxic benzene resumed on the International space station after delivery of the new equipment on the cargo ship "Progress", the crew conducted measurements in the Russian and American modules, said NASA.

On the Agency's website notes that "Progress MS-15", arrived on 23 July, brought the two American Drager gas detector and 90 test records to search for a source of benzene.

Physics explained the Hubble constant and the age of the Universe

American and British physicists, using the known distance from the Earth to fifty galaxies, said the value of the Hubble constant used in calculations of the age of the Universe, which, in accordance with the new data, is 12.6 billion years. The study is published in the journal Astronomical Journal.

To date, the time of the Big Bang that spawned the Universe, scientists estimate, using computer simulation, which is based on the distance to the oldest stars, the behavior of galaxies and the expansion rate of the Universe. The idea is to calculate how much time it will take for all the objects returned to the initial state.

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