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Today’s Deep Space Extra

15 Nov 2021, 14:25 UTC
Today’s Deep Space Extra
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In Today’s Deep Space Extra… ISS exposed to space debris again today, according to ROSCOSMOS. Space companies forge alliance to reduce in-orbit debris by 2030. Space industry facing supply chain issues.

Human Space Exploration
Fungi were able to absorb radiation on the ISS. Could astronauts grow their own radiation shields in space?Universetoday.com (11/11): As human explorers travel beyond Earth orbit, their exposures to solar and cosmic radiation will increase without shielding. An experiment conducted aboard the International Space Station (ISS) suggests that a strain of fungus, Cladosporium sphaerospermum, that thrives on radiation, could provide a source of shielding. Findings have been pre-published in a paper posted on BioRxiv.
ISS to get close to space junk soon, Roscosmos saysTASS of Russia (11/15): The seven astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) were communicating with ground control teams early Monday over the close approach of space debris. A fragment of China’s Fengyun-1C satellite also flew close to the ISS last week. (Editor’s note: TASS is a Russian government-owned news source).
Chinese crewed Moon landing possible by 2030, says senior space figureCoalition Member in the News – Northrop GrummanSpaceNews.com (11/15): Chinese astronauts could be walking on the Moon by ...

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