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Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart – Week 2021/28–555

Het verhaal van Branson in de ruimte, het verhaal van Bezos in de ruimte, het zijn verhalen die 20 jaar geduurd hebben. Deze week staat ook de lancering van NAUKA op het programma, een “nieuwe” module voor het Russische segment. Nauka is ondertussen ook al meer dan 20 jaar oud. Geduld hebben is blijkbaar een belangrijke eigenschap in de ruimtevaart. Dat en nog veel meer in het Nieuws Uit De Ruimtevaart van deze week.

Bij de foto: De vier bemanningsleden van de allereerste bemande New Shepard. Ze vertrekken op 20 juli. Foto: Bezos.


Sir Richard Branson in space.
SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic slightly delays launch of Richard Branson and crew due to bad weather.

Space News: Branson flies to edge of space on SpaceShipTwo.
Space News: Virgin Galactic, Branson laud SpaceShipTwo flight “beyond my wildest dreams”.
Collect Space: Richard Branson soars to space on Virgin Galactic Unity 22 test flight.
NasaSpaceFlight: Virgin Galactic successfully flies six person crew including founder Sir Richard Branson.
Spaceflight Now: Live coverage: Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic rocketplane.
SpaceCom: 'Welcome to the dawn of a new space age,' Richard Branson says after Virgin Galactic flight.

VRT NWS: "Testvlucht vandaag wordt een mijlpaal voor het ruimtetoerisme": Vertrekken we binnenkort op vakantie met een raket?

Newsweek: Virgin Galactic's Sirisha Bandla Wants More Women, People of Color in Space.

NASA: NASA-Supported Plant Experiment Flies to Suborbital Space with Virgin Galactic.
SpaceCom: This NASA-supported plant experiment will launch to space on Virgin Galactic's Unity 22 flight.

SpaceCom: Virgin Galactic teams with Omaze to raffle off 2 tickets to space to the public.
The Verge: Virgin Galactic has opened a sweepstakes offering a trip to space.

Collect Space: Always bring mementos: Richard Branson reveals Unity 22 keepsakes.

BBC News: Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's long, winding path to space.
Parabolic Arc: To Briefly Go: Billionaires Branson & Bezos Battle for Bragging Rights Where Few Have Gone Before.
The Space Review: The suborbital spaceflight race isn’t over.

Parabolic Arc: Virgin Galactic to Sell Up to $500 Million in Common Stock.
CBS 4 News: Spaceport America sees significant tourism uptick after Sunday's launch to space.
Bloomberg: Virgin Galactic Shares Come Back to Earth After Space Trip.

The Science Times: Virgin Galactic's Richard Branson Wants to Build ‘Hotel Off the Moon’ After Successful Space Flight.

Al leek niet alles zoals het voorgesteld werd.
Reuters: Virgin Galactic acknowledges Branson's pre-launch bike ride never happened.
SpaceCom: Video of Richard Branson's desert bike ride was recorded before Unity 22 launch day, Virgin Galactic clarifies.

En er zijn er die niet meer mee willen.
Parabolic Arc: Scratch Ashton Kutcher From List of Virgin Galactic’s Future Astronauts.

Filmpjes:
Virgin Galactic: Virgin Galactic's First Fully Crewed Spaceflight #Unity22.
Virgin Galactic: WATCH LIVE: Virgin Galactic Unity 22 Spaceflight Livestream.
Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's Message From Space.
Virgin Galactic: The Story of Virgin Galactic.
Virgin Galactic: Richard Branson's Letter To His Mom, Eve.


Jeff Bezos maakt zich klaar om in de ruimte te gaan. Met een 82 en een 18 jarige.
Reuters: U.S. approves Blue Origin license for human space travel ahead of Bezos flight.

Blue Origin: First Paying Customer on New Shepard Will Be the Youngest to Fly to Space.
Parabolic Arc: Teenager to Fly with Jeff Bezos to Space Aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard.
SpaceCom: Blue Origin will launch an 18-year-old as its final passenger on 1st crewed flight.
The Verge: Blue Origin picks teen to fly to space after anonymous auction winner reschedules.
Space News: Dutch teenager to fly on New Shepard.

Blue Origin: Blue Origin's foundation, Club for the Future, selects 19 space-based charities to each receive a $1 million grant.
Space News: Blue Origin donates New Shepard auction proceeds to space nonprofit groups.
Geek Wire: Blue Origin shares multimillion-dollar spaceship ticket proceeds with 19 charities.

SpaceCom: Jeff Bezos donates $200 million to the Smithsonian Institution ahead of Blue Origin launch.

Filmpje:
Everyday Astronaut: Blue Origin vs Virgin Galactic // How do they compare?


China en (herbruikbare) raketten en toestellen.
Space News: Chinese rocket companies are preparing for hop tests.
Een overzicht van alle raketten op vloeibare brandstof, in ontwikkeling door de Chinese privé ruimtevaartindustrie vind je in dit tweet-bericht.

En nog dit:
Aljazeera: Chinese spacecraft aces inaugural flight, aerospace agency says.
Space News: China launches secretive suborbital vehicle for reusable space transportation system.


Geslaagde VIKAS-test in kader van Indisch bemand Gaganyaan-programma.
ISRO: Third Successful Vikas Engine Long Duration Hot Test for Gaganyaan Program.
Hindustan Times: Isro trends on Twitter as space agency successfully conducts 3rd test of Vikas Engine for Gaganyaan.


Crew Dragon – Inspiration4.
Air & Space: Branson and Bezos May Reach Space First, But Billionaire Jared Isaacman (Who?) Has Booked a Better Trip.


ISS – Nauka klaar voor lancering.
Roscosmos: Pirs module being prepared for undocking.
Roscosmos: Proton-M space rocket assembly underway at Baikonur.
TASS: Nauka module to ISS filled up with fuel, no remarks - Roscosmos chief.

Russian Space News: Nauka module patch.

NASA: NASA TV to Air Launch of Space Station Module, Departure of Another.

Filmpje:
Het naar het lanceerplatform rijden van de raket vind je in dit filmpje van Roscosomos.


ISS – De blogentries, Daily Summary Reports en Science Highlights.
NASA Space Station Blog: Station Research Today Benefitting Astronauts and Earthlings.
NASA Space Station Blog: Nanoparticles, Microscopic Animal Research during Life Support Work.
NASA Space Station Blog: Crew Using Virtual, Augmented Reality for Science and Maintenance.
NASA Space Station Blog: Nanoparticles and Robotics Research Amid Maintenance Today.

NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/09/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/12/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/13/2021.
NASA: ISS Daily Summary Report – 07/15/2021.

Space Station Science Highlights: Week of July 12, 2021.


ISS – Meer nieuws uit het ruimtestation.
NASA: SpaceX Cargo Dragon Departs the Space Station.
ISS National Lab: SpaceX CRS-22 Returns Safely, Bringing Variety of Research Back to Earth for Analysis.
Teslarati: SpaceX recovers second upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft for future reuse.

The Science Times: Slight Air Leak Aboard ISS Russian Segment Continues to Baffle Cosmonauts; What Happened?

ISS National Lab: Research on the ISS: In-Space Production Applications.

Filmpjes:
NASA: Space to Ground: Water Bears in Space: 07/16/2021.
NASA: SpaceCast Weekly - July 16, 2021.
NASA: Space is Spicier: Peppers Growing on Station.
NASA: Cool Flames Created Aboard International Space Station - July 14, 2021.


ISS – Axiom Space Station.
Thales Group: Thales Alenia Space to provide the first two pressurized modules for Axiom Space Station.


ISS – Meer nieuws rond de ontwikkeling van een Commercial Space Station (CLD – Commercial Low Earth Orbit Development).
Space News: NASA seeks proposals for commercial space station development.
SAM.gov: Commercial Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) Destinations (CLD).
GovConWire: NASA Wants Orbital Facility Designs for Commercial LEO Marketplace Project.


CSS – Met de bemanning gaat het goed in het Chinese ruimtestation.
Twee filmpjes:
CCTV: Chinese Astronauts Maintain Good Physical Condition After Completing First Extravehicular Activities.
CGTN: How is the health of China's taikonauts holding up after first extravehicular activities?


Artemis – SLS/Orion.
NASA: Teams Add Launch Abort System to Ready Orion for Artemis I.
Spaceflight Now: Upper stage added to SLS stack in Vehicle Assembly Building.

ULA: Rocket Talk: Interim Cryogenic Propulsion Stage (ICPS) (filmpje).
NASA: Rocket Science in 60 Seconds: How Structured Light Scanning Is Used on the SLS Rocket (filmpje).

NASA: NASA Conducts 5th Test in RS-25 Series Supporting Artemis Moon Missions.
SciNews: SLS RS-25 Engine Test, 14 July 2021 (filmpje).

NasaSpaceFlight: NASA, Northrop Grumman designing new BOLE SRB for SLS Block 2 vehicle.

Florida Today: Lockheed Martin building moon spacecraft at former astronaut museum.

Nasa Watch: NASA Says Media's SLS Costs Are Wrong But Has No Actual SLS Launch Costs To Offer.


Artemis – The Gateway.
The Register: NASA signs $1bn deal with Northrop Grumman to build studio apartment in lunar orbit with room for 3 vehicles.

Executive.gov: MAXAR’s Lunar Gateway PPE passes first design review.


Artemis – HLS.
Space Policy Online: House Appropriators Want Second HLS, But Offer Meager Money.
Space News: House appropriators approve NASA spending bill with revised lunar lander and nuclear propulsion language.


Met nucleaire aandrijving het zonnestelsel in. Zowel in Amerika als in Rusland.
Space News: DARPA selects Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin to develop spacecraft for nuclear propulsion demo (Draco).
Space News: NASA issues contracts for nuclear thermal propulsion studies.

SpaceDaily: Roscosmos shows design of future nuclear-powered spacecraft.

Sputnik News: Russian Space Agency Proposes Putting a Nuclear Power Station on Mars.
RT America: Russia’s space agency wants nuclear power on Mars (filmpje).


Artemis – Naar de Maan.
Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Wins Two NASA Prizes for Lunar Power Infrastructure.
Spacewatch: Masten develops Moon positioning and navigation network.


SpaceX – Starship – Voorbereidend werk op een orbitale lancering. Met een waarschuwing van de FAA.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins installing Raptor engines on first Super Heavy booster.
Teslarati: SpaceX Super Heavy booster survives first major test.
Teslarati: SpaceX to build world’s most advanced rocket engine factory in Central Texas.
Teslarati: SpaceX schedules first Super Heavy static fire after installing three Raptors.
Teslarati: SpaceX begins assembling first orbital Starship and Super Heavy booster.

NasaSpaceFlight: SpaceX prepares for first Super Heavy static fire.
Ars Technica: SpaceX will soon fire up its massive Super Heavy booster for the first time.

Reuters: U.S. warns SpaceX its new Texas launch site tower not yet approved.
CNBC: FAA warns SpaceX that massive Starship launch tower in Texas is unapproved.

Filmpjes:
NasaSpaceFlight: Thrust Puck for New Super Heavy Booster Delivered | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 3 Receives Two Raptor Engines for Static Fire Testing | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 3 Cryogenic Proof Testing.
NasaSpaceFlight: Thermal Protection Tiles Seen on Potential Ship 20 Section | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: How is SpaceX Preparing Starship for Orbit? | NSF Explains.
NasaSpaceFlight: Booster 3 Conducts Testing, Cryo Shell Rolls Out | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Eighth Launch Tower Section Rolls to Launch Site | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Super Heavy Booster 4 Prepped for Stacking | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Starship Aft Flap with Curved Thermal Protection Tiles Spotted | SpaceX Boca Chica.
NasaSpaceFlight: Electrical Conduit Lifted Into Launch Tower | SpaceX Boca Chica.

Scott Manley: Why SpaceX Will Move To New Thrusters To Simplify Starship.
Engineering Today: Starship Update: SpaceX schedules Super Heavy static fire after installing three Raptor Engines.
Engineering Today: SpaceX Starship Update: FAA warns SpaceX its new launch tower not yet approved.


Een dearMoon update.
The Science Times: Japanese Billionaire Yuzaku Maesawa of SpaceX dearMoon Mission Will Fly to Space Soon; Who Will Join Him?
Een filmpje met enkele kandidaten en met Maezawa aan het woord vind je hier.


Chinese Marsrover Zhurong kijkt naar landingsparachute.
ECNS: China's Mars rover travels over 400 meters.
ECNS: China's Mars rover travels over 509 meters on red planet.

ECNS: China's Mars probe Zhurong takes photos of parachute and back shell (photo’s).
Space News: China’s Zhurong Mars rover visits own parachute.

Filmpjes:
CCTV: China's Zhurong Rover Drives over 410 Meters on Mars.
CGTN: China's Zhurong Mars rover in good condition, travels over 500 meters.
SciNews: Close-Up of Zhurong’s Parachute.
VideoFromSpace: China's Mars rover snaps backshell & parachute closeups in latest pics.


Nieuws uit de (inter)planetaire ruimte.

Venus:
Universe Today: Venus’ Surface Tectonics is More Like Pack ice on Earth.
SpaceCom: Strange chemical on Venus may come from volcanoes, not life.

Aarde:
Science News: Satellites show how a massive lake in Antarctica vanished in days.
PhysOrg: How more than 30 years of China's meteorological satellite data is used by the world.
ESA: Satellites map floods in western Europe.
SpaceCom: The Sentinel 6 satellite is now tracking Earth's rising sea levels with unprecedented accuracy.
ESA: ERS: 30 years of outstanding achievements.
ESA: ERS-1 first image: solving the mystery (filmpje).
C4ISRNet: National Reconnaissance Office extends contract for commercial imagery.
NASA: NASA Mission Explores Intense Summertime Thunderstorms.

Maan:
The Science Times: 'Space Rice' Aboard Chang'e 5 Lunar Probe Produces Grain, Potential Addition of Rice Variety on China's Food Industry.
PhysOrg: Israel's SpaceIL secures funds for new lunar mission.
SciNews: Chang’e-5’s lunar samples distributed to scientists (filmpje).
CCTV: Chinese Scientists Share In-Depth Analysis of Components of Lunar Soil Samples (filmpje).
Spacewatch: iSpace’s lunar lander fit for assembly at Arianegroup Germany.
Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic MoonRanger Moves into Final Production.
ExecutiveGov: NASA Ames creates maps of Moon’s surface for ‘VIPER’ rover’s Artemis mission.

Mars:
SpaceCom: Curiosity rover discovers that evidence of past life on Mars may have been erased.
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3176-3177: It's a Beautiful Day on Mars, Let's Plan Two!
NASA Curiosity Status Report: Sols 3178-3179: What Time Is It…
NASA: NASA's Mars Helicopter Reveals Intriguing Terrain for Rover Team.
Space Video’s: Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Completes 9th Flight! New Mars Images and Video (filmpje).
Universe Today: Ingenuity is now Mapping the Terrain Around Perseverance.
SpaceCom: NASA is mapping out plans for bigger, more capable Mars helicopters.
NASA: NASA to Brief Early Science from Perseverance Mars Rover.
PlanetaryOrg: The Cost of NASA's Viking missions.

Jupiter:
Video From Space: Fly from Ganymede to Jupiter in this amazing animation created from Juno imagery.
NASA: NASA’s Juno Tunes into Jovian Radio (filmpje).

Pluto en New Horizons:
JHU APL: Great Exploration Revisited: New Horizons at Pluto and Charon.
JHU APL: New Horizons: Across The Expanse (filmpje).
SciNews: Pluto and Charon in high-resolution simulated flights.

Planetoïde:
NASA: NASA Lucy Mission’s Message to the Future.
NASA: NASA Lucy Mission’s Message to the Future (filmpje).
c|net: NASA's Lucy spacecraft will carry words of Einstein, Carl Sagan and The Beatles into space.


Hubble Space Telescope hersteld. James Webb Space Telescope wordt voorbereid op lancering.
NASA: July 16, 2021 - NASA Successfully Switches to Backup Hardware on Hubble Space Telescope.
Space News: Hubble returns to normal operations after switch to backup computer.

Eerdere berichten:
SpaceCom: NASA may finally know what caused the Hubble Space Telescope's major computer glitch.
BBC: Nasa set for attempt to fix Hubble's trouble.

NASA: James Webb Space Telescope Testing Progress Continues.


Ook dat nog: Doug Hurley verlaat NASA.
NASA: Trailblazing Astronaut Doug Hurley Retires from NASA.
Florida Today: Commander of first crewed SpaceX launch Doug Hurley retires.


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