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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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Pizza without pineapple, this is how the astronauts of the ISS prefer it | Digital Trends Spanish

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) have again shown one of their activities inside the spacecraft. This time it is a pizza party in zero gravity, as revealed by the astronaut of the European Space Agency Thomas Pesquet on his Instagram account. “Floating pizza party with friends, it almost feels like a Saturday night on Earth. They say that a good chef never reveals his secrets, but I made a video for you to be the judge, ”says Pesquet in the publication. Now, pineapple pizza has been a perennial topic of controversy among foodies. For some people it is a genius, while for others it is a crime against the classic Italian version. To anticipate possible criticism from those who watch the video from Earth, regarding the ingredients that were placed in the space ...
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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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Russia alerts on the status of its module in the ISS | Digital Trends Spanish

Russia has warned about the state of its module on the International Space Station (ISS), which would be in "the last", according to the head of its flight program and spacecraft builder, Vladimir Soloviov. "At the end of July, a meeting of the presidium of the Roscosmos Techno-Scientific Council (the Russian space agency) was held, where it was highlighted that the station is on the last legs," said the official in an interview published in the RIA Nóvosti agency. Soloviov also explained that none of the meeting participants offered guarantees that the orbital platform equipment will be able to function beyond 2025. "By word of mouth, everyone assures that nothing will be damaged, but they do not stamp their signature at the bottom of a document," added the head of the segment's flight...
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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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How long does it take to complete a space trip? | Digital Trends Spanish

Space tourism is underway, despite apprehensions about its impact on the health of the planet. And although there are a few years before any mortal has the possibility of reaching the Moon or Mars, it is likely that this will happen at some point. If you want to know the number of hours, days or months it would take to reach your destination, we will tell you how long does it take to complete a space trip with the technology available today. You will be interested in: How long does it take to get to space Blue Origin's New Sheppard rocket only took three minutes to reach space.The first stumbling block is –logically- reaching “outer space”. Although there are discrepancies about what space travel is, the consensus is that you get to space after the Kármán Line, an imaginary boundary ...
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Astronaut aboard the ISS reacts to “spiders” | Digital Trends Spanish

Is it possible that the International Space Station (ISS) has spiders floating freely all over the place? Not really. They are only the product of the imagination of one person on board. Megan McArthur, a NASA astronaut who is part of the ISS crew, shared a reflection Thursday on how you can instinctively "see" spiders on any small object. On his Twitter account, McArthur wrote: “Isn't it strange that after 100 days on the Space Station, seeing a little piece of fluff or food floating around, my body keeps reacting like: 'SPIDER!' a split second before my brain can chime in with, “Relax, you're in space, remember? Are there no spiders? Is it weird that after 100 days on @Space_Station, when I see a small piece of lint or food float by, my body still reacts like “SPIDER !!” 🕷a split...
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Tokyo 2020: astronauts create their own Olympic Games space | Digital Trends Spanish

Being in space is not an impediment to not being able to participate in the Olympic games. That's what the astronauts of the International Space Station (ISS) thought, who organized their own competition to honor what is currently happening in Tokyo from space. In total, there are seven astronauts that inhabit the space station and according to the French astronaut Thomas Pesquet, what they did was implement a friendly competition with disciplines that could be carried out without gravity. Among others, there was synchronized flotation, a competition of handball without touching the ball and "a very long long jump," according to Pesquet. In addition, they adorned the sky of a compartment of the structure with flags of all the countries of the world. And everything indicates that the ...
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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...