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The scientist told about the brightest for the last seven years the comet

The brightest over the past seven years the comet C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) can be seen in the sky from the Earth approximately one week, then it will already be hard to see, told RIA Novosti on Monday, the engineer training Observatory Ural Federal University (Urfu) Vladilen Sanakoev.

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) is a comet, discovered on 27 March 2020 infrared space telescope NEOWISE. Previously it aboard the International space station took a picture of the Russian cosmonaut Ivan Wagner. According to the astronaut, it is the brightest for the last seven years, the comet.

Learned how astronauts will protect from radiation in the new module of the ISS

Cabin in the Russian new module "Nauka", launched to the International space station is planned in 2021, will protect the astronaut from the radiation in the centimeter aluminum plate, told RIA Novosti head of the Department of radiation safety of manned space flight Institute of biomedical problems of RAS Vyacheslav Shurshakov.

Sending module "Science" at the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for July 21-23 and the launch of the carrier rocket "proton-M" - in the spring and summer of 2021.

The height of the ISS orbit lowered to dock with the "Progress"

Specialists conducted the orbit of the International space station, flight altitude is reduced by almost one kilometer for docking cargo vehicle "Progress MS-15", according to Roscosmos.

Initially, the correction was planned for the 10th of July, the altitude was going to increase to 480 meters. But plans changed after the ISS had to make an unplanned evasive action of debris - shatter stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987.

SpaceX canceled the launch of the tenth batch of satellites Starlink

The launch of Falcon 9 with a group of Internet-satellites Starlink, which was scheduled for Saturday, is cancelled again, the company said SpaceX.

"Cancel today's launch of the tenth mission Starlink to give more time to check

Named the five most serious incidents in manned space flights

The explosion on the ship "Apollo 13" during the flight to the moon, saved the unmanaged orbital station "Salyut-7", the fire on the Mir station and RAM the cargo ship "Progress", according to RIA Novosti, among the five most serious emergencies in manned space exploration. In contrast to disasters in the Soviet spacecraft "Soyuz-1 and Soyuz-11" and the American "Challenger" and "Columbia" video, thanks to the professionalism of the astronauts and ground experts, led to the death of the crew.

"Apollo 13" was the third ship that went to the moon with the goal of landing astronauts on its surface. The launch of a spacecraft with crew James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise took place on 11 April 1970.

The height of the ISS orbit lowers a kilometer before the arrival of the ship "Progress"

The height of the orbit of the International space station on Saturday, it is planned to reduce a kilometer before the arrival of the cargo ship "Progress MS-15", informed RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.

The height of the orbit of the station wanted to raise to 480 metres, on 10 July, but after the unscheduled evasive maneuvers ISS 3 July from the chip stage of the Russian rocket "proton", launched in 1987, plans were changed.

NASA announced the two outputs of astronauts in outer space

Two spacewalks for NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Christopher Cassidy is scheduled to perform aboard the International space station in mid-July, reported by NASA.

Earlier in the year 2020 has already held five outlets in the us program.

Left of the ISS ship "Progress" with the debris de-orbited and destroyed

Cargo ship "Progress MS-13", set sail from the International space station on Wednesday, de-orbited and destroyed in the atmosphere, Roscosmos said.

The ship "Progress MS-13" with goods arrived on the ISS in December 2019. The crew unloaded it and filled with debris. The ship undocked from the Pirs module of the Russian segment of the station on 8 July.

The ISS has set another filter to reduce the level of toxic benzene

Another carbon filter is installed in the U.S. segment of the International space station with the aim of reducing concentrations of toxic benzene in the air, said NASA.

"The crew installed a backup carbon filter to ensure additional purification of the atmosphere to further reduce the level of benzene on the ISS," - said on the NASA website.

Cosmonaut Ivanishin visited the ship Crew Dragon

Three American astronauts and Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin, located on the International space station, spent an hour inside the spacecraft Crew Dragon, Elon musk, to evaluate its comfort, said NASA.

The spacecraft Crew Dragon with a crew of two flew to the ISS in late may. This is his first manned test flight is expected to last until early August.

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