International Space Station (ISS) Current Affairs, GK & News

Russia to quit International Space Station after 2024

Russia is all set to exit the International Space Station after 2024. Russia took this decision after escalation of tensions between Russia and the West due to Russian military intervention in Ukraine and sanctions against Russia. Russia and the United States have been working side by side on the International Space Station since 1998, when ..

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What is “MicroAge” Experiment?

An experiment called “MicroAge” is set to be launched to International Space Station on SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. Highlights MicroAge Experiment will help people in living a longer and healthier life. As the part of this experiment, human cells will be launched to space. Experiment will help in understanding ..

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Japanese space tourists return to Earth

On December 20, 2021, a Japanese billionaire, his producer and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth safely, after spending 12 days on the International Space Station. Highlights Fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa, his producer Yozo Hirano along with a Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin landed softly in a Russian Soyuz capsule in the steppes of Kazakhstan. Maezawa ..

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Russian Docking Module Arrives at ISS

On November 26, 2021, a Russian cargo craft carrying a new docking module was successfully connected with the International Space Station (ISS), following a two-day space journey. Key Points The new spherical module is named Prichal (Pier) was docked with the orbiting outpost. It comprises of six docking ports. The module will allow potential future expansion of ..

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SpaceX launched ants, avocados, robotic arm to Space station

SpaceX launched shipments of ants, avocados, human-sized robotic arm toward the International Space Station on August 29, 2021. Key Points The delivery of shipments is due to arrive on August 30, 2021. It will be SpaceX’s 23rd mission for NASA in a decade. The Dragon is carrying more than 2,170 kilograms of supplies and experiments ..

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SpaceX rocket carries squids, microorganisms to ISS

SpaceX rocket lift-off rocket to International Space Station carrying supplies for scientific experiments along with surprising passengers like squids and microorganisms called tardigrades. Key points Dragon capsule was launched with Falcon 9 rocket. Capsule is carrying young specimens of species Euprymna scolopes called as bobtail squid. Species were sent to study the effect of zero ..

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