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How clean is the water that astronauts drink? | Digital Trends Spanish

A new study examines the growth of microbes in the water system consumed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS). This work has been published in Nature and explores how multispecific microbial populations affect the safety of drinking water during space missions. The study ensures that keeping these microscopic ecosystems under control is not an easy task. For this reason, NASA has developed the Environmental Control and Life Support System, which eliminates the need to send a rocket with the 40 thousand pounds of water required by the ISS crew. This system cleans wastewater through a filtration process and a catalytic oxidation process, so the water is free of volatile organic compounds and microorganisms. This is relevant because a study by Arizona State University...
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How long should manned space missions last? | Digital Trends Spanish

The Russian space engineering company Energia published the results of its research that sought to establish the optimal duration of a manned mission to space. According to the study, this period should not exceed 120 days, since afterwards fatigue decreases the efficiency of the astronauts. "After analyzing the years of the uninterrupted presence of man in space, we have come to the conclusion that it is not profitable to constantly have a crew in space," said Vladimir Soloviov, chief engineer of Energy in an article by Sputnik. After 100 to 120 days of staying on the orbital platform, the efficiency of the astronauts is reduced, Soloviov remarked. The engineer is also responsible for the flights of the Russian module of the International Space Station (ISS). As a result of this resea...
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The message of peace from the first Afghan in space | Digital Trends Spanish

In 1988, Abdul Ahad Mohmand became the first Afghan cosmonaut in space. In that year, the Afghan Air Force captain was part of the Soyuz TM-6 mission and spent a few days on the International Space Station (ISS). While on the ISS, Mohmand took photographs of his country and participated in various medical, biological and astrophysical experiments. He returned to Earth a celebrity and received the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. Regarding the difficult situation the Afghan nation is experiencing after the Taliban seize power, the former cosmonaut was interviewed in various media. Without countries or borders In all his recent speeches, Mohmand has been concerned with sharing a message of peace, the one he made his own once he saw our planet thousands of miles away. “From space, you ...
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This is the strange organism that will live on the ISS | Digital Trends Spanish

The International Space Station (ISS) is getting ready to receive a new and unique crew member. Its about Physarum polycephalum, popularly known as "blob", a strange organism, difficult to classify that arouses the fascination of scientists. The organism will enter orbit to be analyzed as part of an educational experiment led by astronaut Thomas Pesquet. The Physarum polycephalum appeared on Earth more than 500 million years ago. Since it was discovered, it has been difficult for scientists to classify as it lacks a mouth, legs, and brain, but is capable of eating, growing, moving, and even learning. It was originally considered a fungus, but in the 1990s it left that grouping to be included along with the amoebozoans, of which the amoebas are also part. The experiments carried out on...
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This is what the ISS looks like passing just in front of the Sun | Digital Trends Spanish

We are used to the fact that the photographs we see of the International Space Station (ISS) are always spectacular. A couple of weeks ago, we were surprised by the image of astronaut Thomas Pesquet that shows how fast the ISS is moving. Now we have seen another impressive postcard, this time taken from Earth. The record corresponds to NASA photographer Joel Kowsky, who managed to take a beautiful sequence of images where you can see the transit of the International Space Station just in front of the Sun. Subsequently, the professional decided to combine the entire sequence in a single photograph, which allows a better appreciation of how the station moves. NASA / Joel KowskyWhat Kowsky did is not an easy task, since the ISS travels at a speed of 8 kilometers per second; the most dif...
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This is how astronauts vote while in space | Digital Trends Spanish

The United States is going through a historic process through the presidential elections. This civic right does not belong only to those who inhabit the North American country, but also to those who orbit the Earth on the International Space Station (ISS). In 1997, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that allowed astronauts to vote from space, and recently this authorization was taken advantage of by Kate Rubins, who became the last astronaut to do her duty. Although the essence is the same, voting on Earth is very different from voting more than 400 kilometers away from its surface. For this reason, NASA has been in charge of explaining how astronauts vote through this illustrative infographic. Pot. Rubins' ballot, which was specially tailored in a laboratory aboard the station, ...
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Russia seeks actress for its first film in space | Digital Trends Spanish

The Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, has just launched a contest to select the actress who will be the protagonist of the first film filmed in space. The chosen one, professional or amateur, will be part of a rigorous training to travel to the International Space Station (ISS), where the film will be recorded during 2020. “It is a kind of space experiment. The actress selected by a competition and a medical commission will have to perform the functions of astronaut-researcher and become a full member of the crew ”, he explained in a release Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of Roscosmos. For now, this blockbuster is named after Challenge, and is part of a work developed by Roscosmos, in addition to Channel One and the Yellow, Black and White studio. From this firm they are aware of the ...
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Hurricane Laura is photographed from the Space Station | Digital Trends Spanish

The inhabitants of the coast of the Gulf of Mexico received the worst of Hurricane Laura since Thursday, August 27, a meteorological system that has been strengthened by reaching the United States from a category 1 storm to a category 4 storm in just 15 hours. The enormous size of the phenomenon, the most powerful to hit the state of Louisiana in 160 years, was captured by the astronaut Chris cassidy, who is aboard the International Space Station (ISS) about 400 kilometers (250 miles) above Earth. Laura has seen winds of up to 233 kilometers per hour (145 mph) just before making landfall, and the National Hurricane Center has warned that the storm could cause "insurmountable" storm surge, forecasting flooding from East Texas to Louisiana. ...
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NASA Tracks Mysterious Air Leak on Space Station | Digital Trends Spanish

Tracing a mysterious air leak on the International Space Station (ISS) will have the weekend of August 22 and 23 occupied by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Although the situation was discovered in September 2019, it was very small, so its repair was not a priority. However, the leak rate was increasing over time, prompting the space agency to take action. Over the weekend, the three ISS crew members will remain inside the Russian service module Zvezda to monitor air pressure in other parts of the orbiting outpost, he reported. Digital trends. The US space agency emphasized that the leak does not pose a threat to the safety of members of Expedition 63, Chris Cassidy, Ivan Vagner and Anatoly Ivanishin, or to the integrity of the structure. In a...