Sept. 17, 2021

Astronauts Smell Smoke and Burning on Russian Space Station Module

Astronauts Smell Smoke and Burning on Russian Space Station Module

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.

SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 105

*Astronauts smell smoke and burning on Russian Space Station module

There have been more problems aboard the Russian section of the International Space Station with the smell of burning plastic triggering a smoke alarm in the Zvezda service module.

*NASA set to extend the life of the Mars Ingenuity helicopter indefinitely

NASA mission managers are so pleased with the performance of their tiny Mars Ingenuity helicopter – they’re planning an indefinite mission extension.

*The history of constellations

A constellation is an area on the celestial sphere in which a group of visible stars forms a perceived outline or pattern, typically representing an animal, mythological person or creature, or some inanimate object.  Today there used to identify a specific region in the sky – but they originally started out as a way for prehistoric people to relate stories about their beliefs, experiences, creation, or mythology.

*Another Chinese Earth observation satellite

Beijing has successfully launched another new Earth-observation satellite.

*The Science Report

The delta variant of COVID-19 doubles hospitalisation compared with the alpha variant.

COVID-19 survivors still have some symptoms a year after infection.

Transgender people are twice as likely to die compared to cisgender men and women.

Scientists developing new synthetic biofuels based on waste water ponds.

Skeptic's guide to vaccine passports

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