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Nasa accidentally broadcasts astronaut distress simulation on International Space Station – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nasa inadvertently broadcasted a simulation depicting astronauts being treated for decompression sickness on the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday, leading to widespread speculation and concern on social media.At approximately 5:28 pm US Central Time (2228 GMT), Nasa's live YouTube channel transmitted audio suggesting a crew member was suffering from the effects of decompression sickness (DCS), according to an official statement from Nasa on its ISS X account. The audio captured a female voice instructing crew members to "get the commander back in his suit," check his pulse, and provide oxygen, with the prognosis described as "tenuous." The recordings quickly spread across social media platforms, fueling rumors of a serious emergency aboard the ISS.However, Nasa ...
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A Russian cosmonaut becomes the first person to spend 1,000 days in space – Times of India

A 59-year-old Russian cosmonaut has become the first person to spend 1,000 days in space, Russian space agency Roscosmos said Wednesday.Oleg Kononenko achieved the milestone on Tuesday, having made five journeys to the International Space Station dating back to 2008. His current trip to the ISS began Sept. 15, 2023, when he launched alongside Nasa astronaut Loral O'Hara and compatriot Nikolai Chub. Kononenko first took the cumulative space time record in February 2024, when he surpassed the total of 878 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, and 48 seconds set by fellow Russian Gennady Padalka in 2015. If Kononenko's mission ends as scheduled September 23, 2024, he will have spent a total of 1,110 days in orbit. "There's this awareness that you have achieved something new and important, that you'...