Astronauts

February 11, 2019

Virgin Galactic pilots join an exclusive club with FAA astronaut wings

WASHINGTON — The two pilots who flew SpaceShipTwo to the edge of space in December received commercial astronaut wings last week, joining an elite group that […]
February 7, 2019

NASA Honors Fallen Astronauts Today

NASA will pay tribute today (Feb. 7) to the 17 astronauts who died in the agency’s three spaceflight tragedies. NASA is holding a series of ceremonies […]
January 28, 2019

Space Travel May Increase Astronauts’ Susceptibility to Cancer

Lengthy space missions such as a journey to Mars may take a serious toll on astronauts’ immune systems, a recent study suggests. Researchers analyzed blood samples from eight […]
January 19, 2019

Space Stress: How Astronauts Manage Their Mental Health

Astronauts face mental and emotional challenges the majority of us will never experience. For astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS), free falling at over 17,000 […]
January 17, 2019

How Healthy Do I Need to Be Before Heading to Space?

Astronaut to Mission Control: Houston, I think we have a problem. My blood pressure is a little bit high today. Let’s chalk this exchange up to […]
January 6, 2019

Astronauts and Workplace Harassment

It can be hard to believe that discrimination and harassment are still significant matters in the workplace in this day and age, but they are. The […]
January 5, 2019

An Astronaut Accidentally Dialed 911 From the International Space Station

Astronauts, they’re just like us! To place an outside call from space, please first dial 9. As it turns out, the International Space Station is not […]
December 30, 2018

Working in space doesn’t seem to shorten astronauts’ lives

Results suggest that radiation exposure in space might not lead to premature death for astronauts Space travel exposes astronauts to forms of radiation that are uncommon on […]
December 26, 2018

What to Take Care of Before You Head Into Space

While it might seem like being an astronaut is just a childhood dream, civilian and even recreational space travel is right around the corner. And if […]