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The Moon, with Earth’s shadow draping across it during a lunar eclipse, is pictured from the International Space Station. The International Space Station is gearing up for the targeted arrival of Boeing’s Starliner crew ship on the company’s Orbital Flight Test-2 (OFT-2) mission. Meanwhile, the Expedition 67 crew is continuing its ongoing life science activities …

(Washington, DC) Today, Mayor Bowser and DC Health announced the formation of a new Healthcare Workforce Task Force charged with rebuilding, strengthening, and expanding the District’s healthcare workforce. The Task Force includes thought leaders from the healthcare, education, and government sectors and will be co-chaired by Dr. Wayne Fredrick, President of Howard University, and Ms. Anita …

NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Students from Mounds View High School took to Long Lake Park with the hopes of starting a conversation about mental health Sunday. In a partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, nearly 50 students and adults gathered for a benefit walk at the park. The event featured art, music, …

Rocket Lab has postponed the launch of an Electron booster it hopes to snatch out of the sky with a helicopter after liftoff to no earlier than Monday (May 2) due to weather.  Unfavorable weather conditions are the primary reason for the launch delay, Rocket Lab officials said in an update, but the company is …

Board of Supervisors provides funding to help mayors raise mental health awareness, increase access to services Redwood City – Cities across San Mateo County are launching a program aimed at training residents to help others who may be experiencing a mental health crisis. The program – Mental Health First Aid Training – prepares community members to …

NASA may soon make the Uranus mission a priority in the next decade. Here’s why. Uranus, the ice giant, is certainly the strangest planet in the solar system, with more than a dozen rings that circle around it and as many as 27 moons encircle it! Its atmosphere, which is full of hydrogen, helium, and …

International Space Station Configuration. Six spaceships are parked at the space station including the SpaceX Dragons Endurance and Endeavour; the Northrop Grumman Cygnus space freighter; and Russia’s Soyuz MS-21 crew ship and the Progress 79 and 80 resupply ships. The integrated NASA, Axiom Space, and SpaceX teams have agreed on a plan for the Axiom Mission 1 …

WASHINGTON — NASA says it’s gearing up for a rapid-fire series of events on the International Space Station that includes the return of a private astronaut mission and the launch of a new long-duration crew of American and European astronauts. NASA announced April 15 that Axiom Space’s Ax-1 mission to the station, which launched April …

The mission launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday morning. And the spacecraft, which separated from the rocket after reaching orbit, spent about 20 hours free flying through orbit as it maneuvered closer to the ISS. The trip was brokered by the Houston, Texas-based startup Axiom Space, which seeks to book rocket rides, …

The hardware that will launch the first-ever all-private astronaut mission to the International Space Station has made its way to the pad. On Tuesday (April 5), SpaceX rolled the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that will fly the Ax-1 mission out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. SpaceX …