Wednesday, 20 June, 2018


3 astronauts make two-day launch to International Space Station

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Kristine Garrett | 08 June, 2018, 14:41

They are scheduled to stay on board the space station for 187 days.

Compared with ratings of other NASA programs, fewer Americans say crewed space exploration should be a top priority.

Pew Research Center published the results of their newest survey today. Only 18 percent of respondents said NASA should send humans to Mars and even fewer think astronauts should return to the moon. On that front, 58 percent of Americans agree, saying human astronauts are essential to the space program's future.

However, if NASA were to send expeditions into space, a majority of Americans say they consider it essential that humans, not exclusively robots, make the trip.

Bridenstine, who became NASA administrator in April, said in a Washington Post interview that he has "talked to many large corporations that are interested in getting involved in [managing the ISS] through a consortium". Overall, 58% of USA adults believe it is essential to include the use of human astronauts in the future US space program, while 41% say astronauts are not essential.

Across nine specific NASA missions, the majority of participants believe the priority should be monitoring key parts of the Earth's climate system or monitoring asteroids and other objects that could hit Earth.

This issue is very relevant due to the emergence of private companies, including Elon Musk's SpaceX, that are venturing out in space.

A faster 4-orbit/6-hour or a 2-orbit/3-hour journey is usually possible, but space station positioning requirements to ensure a daytime landing for the departing Soyuz MS-07 crew earlier in the week prevented the possibility of a quicker trip for the new crew, SpaceFlight.com reported. "NASA right now is playing a critical role in creating a marketplace for commercial space companies".

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