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Electrical engineer will be 1st Mexican-born and one of youngest women in space

Growing up in Guadalajara, Mexico, Katya Echazarreta was encouraged to abandon her dreams of traveling to space. “Everyone around me — family, friends, teachers — I just kept hearing the same thing: That’s not for you,” Echazarreta told The Associated Press. Echazarreta, 26, will prove them wrong Saturday when she joins a diverse international crew …

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How extended space flights affect astronauts’ brains

New York: Long-duration space flight can alter fluid-filled spaces along veins and arteries in the brain, according to new research. Researchers from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) imaged the brains of 15 astronauts before and after extended tours of duty on the International Space Station (ISS). “The findings have important implications as we continue …

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Vice President Kamala Harris announces US ban on anti-satellite missile tests

1/3 US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Command Space Operation Center at the Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc, California, on Monday announced the United States’s commitment to ban anti-satellite tests. Pool photo by Etienne Laurent/UPI | License Photo Apr 18 (UPI) — Vice President Kamala Harris announced the United States’ commitment to not …

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Russia’s satellite jammers are interrupting commercial airlines

Russia’s interference with satellites is inadvertently dragging commercial airliners into the conflict despite their decision to avoid Ukrainian airspace, a French official said Friday. Russia’s attempts to jam satellites are interfering with planes’ navigation systems, with planes flying near the Black Sea, eastern Finland, and the Baltic Sea reporting alerts and disruptions, according to a …

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