We really need to be spending more money on space development and less on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
All crewed launches have been suspended by Russia’s space agency following yesterday’s Soyuz rocket failure . That’s a problem, because much of the world relies on Russian rockets to get both cargo and people into space. Consequently, we’re now facing the very real possibility of having an uncrewed International Space… Read more…
Source: After Soyuz Failure, Space Is Now Weirdly Inaccessible to Astronauts
All things considered, outer space is a pretty terrifying place. It’s utterly silent, unfathomably vast, and it experiences weather extremes that make Earth’s seem mild in comparison. And then there’s the radiation. We’re pretty much protected from hazardous levels galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) by our planet’s magnetic field but, just past low orbit, high-energy protons and charged particles can cause serious health and cognition problems.
Source: Women may be immune to brain damage from cosmic rays, study finds