This time I promise I only have some stories from Elon Musk. SpaceX’s latest “interplanetary spacecraft” test launch ended once again, proving that space hardware is still difficult to use correctly. As they continue to go online, we will keep observing until they solve all the problems, which will not be long. At the same time, there was a brighter news from the company’s Crew Dragon. The improved version of the cabin replaced a transparent dome with a forward docking ring. It is scheduled to launch in September, the company’s first trip. The flight carried civilian passengers. For Virgin Galactic, this is undoubtedly unwelcome news, and its suborbital passenger flight has become closer and closer to reality with the unveiling of their first “Spaceship”
At the same time, some bacterial strains that were previously unknown to earth scientists have been discovered on the International Space Station in space orbit, but it is not time to panic about mutant bugs from space. These bacteria seem to be an indispensable type of bacteria in plant growth, so it is likely that they were originally one of several plant growth experiments conducted during the entire life cycle of the site. Astronauts staying on the International Space Station have been the center of a recently published study that looked at the loss of bone density in long-term space. The skeletal expert found that despite the astronaut’s in-flight exercise plan, bone density may still be lost, and concluded that for future on-orbit exercise plans, pre-flight exercise methods should be considered.
Farther from the earth, the ESA Mars Express satellite has been used for many years of research on the loss of water from the Martian atmosphere to space. Scientists at the European Space Agency have determined the seasonal mechanism that causes excessive moisture in the planet’s upper atmosphere, especially the effect of periodic all-dust storms on accelerated water loss, but they did not explain that the moisture that Mars must have has lost its history. By studying the characteristics of the aquatic surface, they can estimate how much liquid the earth once had, but atmospheric loss cannot explain all this. Did it disappear underground? We need further research to arrive at the answer.
The exciting news in the next few days will undoubtedly be the Ingenuity Martian helicopter, which we have seen slowly unfolding before being unloaded from the abdomen of the Perseverence Ranger. If everything goes according to plan, the small spacecraft will be lowered before the rover reaches a safe distance, and the historic flight will take place on April 8. We will sit on the edge of the seat, and there is no doubt that you will sit there too.