Astronauts

December 24, 2018

Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says

One of the first men to orbit the Moon has told BBC Radio 5 Live that it’s “stupid” to plan human missions to Mars. Bill Anders, lunar module […]
December 22, 2018

Watch an astronaut trying to walk after being in space

It’s really hard to walk when you come back to Earth from space No one said it was easy to adjust to life on Earth after […]
December 21, 2018

Apollo 8 Launched 1st Astronauts Around the Moon 50 Years Ago Today Despite Big Risks

There’s a fine line between daring and reckless, and in hindsight, it might be argued that NASA perhaps fell on the wrong side of that line […]
December 15, 2018

What Does It Take to Become an Astronaut?

Becoming an astronaut is perhaps one of the most difficult career paths you could take — after all, many of them are Air Force pilots, and […]
December 11, 2018

Earth inspires ‘never-ending sense of awe’ in astronaut Saint-Jacques

LONGUEUIL, Que. — During his first days in the microgravity of space, David Saint-Jacques was transported back to his childhood, the Canadian astronaut told reporters Monday. […]
December 1, 2018

How Important is Dental Health for Astronauts?

Some people will go to great lengths in order to avoid a visit to the dentist office. However, if the thought of leaving the planet altogether […]
November 14, 2018

How Much Radiation Are ISS Astronauts Exposed To?

For ISS astronauts, measurements from the crew’s personal dosimeters indicate a range from 12 to 28.8 milli rads per day. The number is not a constant […]
November 12, 2018

Astronaut Rusty Schweickart Looks Back on Apollo 9, and to the Next Asteroid Impact

NASA astronaut Russell Schweickart’s career-defining moment came thanks to a camera problem. During a spacewalk on the Apollo 9 mission, his colleague’s movie camera jammed, and Schweickart was […]
November 7, 2018

Here’s How Astronauts Vote in Elections

A special Texas law gives astronauts the opportunity to cast an absentee ballot, of sorts, if they want to vote in an election on Earth. There’s […]