Russians Blame U.S. Female Astronaut For Leak In The International Space Station in 2018 - Part 1 of 2 Parts.

Part 1 of 2 Parts
     My last posts were about problems that the Russians are having at the International Space Station (ISS). One of the problems that I talked about involved the finding of a small hole in August of 2018 that appeared to have been drilled in the wall of a Russian module on the ISS

Russians Having Problems In Space - Part 4 of 4 Parts

Part 4 of 4 Parts (Please read Parts 1, 2 and 3 first)
     In a surprise move in May of 2020, NASA announced that it planned to send actor Tom Cruise and Director Doug Liman to the ISS to shoot a movie. Jim Bridenstine was the NASA administrator when the plan was announced. He said, “We need popular media to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists.”

Russians Having Problems In Space - Part 3 of 4 Parts

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International Space Station

Part 3 of 4 Parts (Please read Parts 1 and 2 first)
     One year later, Roscosmos completed its investigation of the hole in the hull of the Soyuz capsule. However, the Russians refused to say publicly what they had discovered. Rogozin at Roscosmos told a science conference that “We know exactly what happened, but we will not tell you anything.”

Continuing Problems With Docking The New Russian Module At The ISS

     Last week, I wrote about a problem with the launch of a Russian module to the International Space Station (ISS). They had engine/computer problems, but they managed to solve them and successfully rendezvoused with the ISS. Three hours after docking the new module suddenly fired its thrusters and sent the entire ISS spinning off course.

Russia Planning On Sending A Nuclear Reactor To Mars To Power Manned Base

      The U.S. and other spacefaring nations including Russia are engaged in a new space race to establish manned bases on the Moon and Mars in the near future. Russia is planning to launch a nuclear-powered space tug on a trip to Mars. A nuclear power plant will be sent to Mars to supply power for a manned base that they are planning.

A Collaboration of Private Space Companies Is Working On Using Rockets To Mine Water On The Moon

     Three companies, including Lunar Outpost, Honeybee Robotics, and Masten Space Systems, are developing a novel system aimed at mining water ice from the moon with rockets. The project was recently announced in a blog post shared on Masten's official website.