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Becoming a passenger on NASA’s spacecraft is like passing a camel through the eye of a needle. To be fair enough, it’s actually more difficult than getting into Harvard. But that concept will soon become obsolete; at least some rich people that can cough out tens of millions of dollars for a special vacation will be able to buy a ticket for Space tourism. NASA on Friday announced it would allow regular citizens (not certified astronauts) to fly to the International Space Station – the only existing extraterrestrial home – if not ma...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...